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A New Route to a 2‑Phosphanaphthalene

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posted on 2012-09-21, 00:00 authored by Yanli Mao, Kelvin Meng Hui Lim, Rakesh Ganguly, Francois Mathey
The reaction between methylenechlorophosphine-pentacarbonyltungsten and an isobenzofuran affords a [4 + 2] adduct whose oxygen bridge is broken by BBr3, leading to a 2-phosphanaphthalene.