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Axially Chiral, Electrophilic Fluorophosphonium Cations: Synthesis, Lewis Acidity, and Reactivity in the Hydrosilylation of Ketones

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posted on 2019-01-28, 19:03 authored by Lars Süsse, James H. W. LaFortune, Douglas W. Stephan, Martin Oestreich
Axially chiral [(C6F5)3PF]­[B­(C6F5)4] analogues based on dihydrophosphepines with a binaphthyl backbone were prepared and structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis. Computational calculations of FIA and GEI values attest that these new fluorophosphonium cations have a higher Lewis acidity compared to the ubiquitous B­(C6F5)3. Furthermore, application of these highly electrophilic compounds in the catalytic hydrosilylation of ketones and an investigation of the mechanism lead to a refined picture of the role of highly electrophilic fluorophosphonium cations.