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Trimesitylmethylphosphonium Cation. Supramolecular Stereocontrol and Simple Enantiomerization Mechanism Determination

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posted on 2006-09-15, 00:00 authored by Benoît Laleu, Gérald Bernardinelli, Remi Chauvin, Jérôme Lacour
Stereocontrol over the propeller isomerism of trimesitylmethylphosphonium cation was achieved through an ion pairing with chiral hexacoordinated phosphate anions; the asymmetric ion pairing allowed also a most simple experimental proof of the nature of the enantiomerization pathway in solution (two-ring flip).