Optical resolution of "weakly chiral" P(OPh)(OC6H4-p-Cl)(OC6H4-p-Me)

H. P. Abicht, James T Spencer, J. G. Verkade

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The first resolution of an enantiomeric phosphorus triester, namely P(OPh)(OC6H4-p-Cl)(OC6H4-p-Me) (1), is reported. Compound 1 is remarkably stable to substituent exchange when pure. The unusually distant seat of chirality from the phosphorus appears to have interesting consequences on some chirality-dependent phenomena at this atom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2132-2134
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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