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Serendipitous Discovery of a Phosphirene−Phosphindole Rearrangement

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posted on 2011-01-24, 00:00 authored by Duanghathai Panichakul, François Mathey
The reaction of strong Lewis acids with 2-amino-3-phenylphosphirene pentacarbonyltungsten complexes leads to the corresponding 2-aminophosphindoles through the unexpected formation of a bond between phosphorus and one of the ortho carbons of the phenyl ring.