The synthesis and reactions of potassium benzoylphosphide, benzoylphosphine, and benzoylmethylphosphine.

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  • MeLaughlin M
  • O'Brien B
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Reaction of potassium dihydrogenphosphide with aromatic esters produces potassium benzoylphosphide (1). Protonation of 1 produces benzoylphosphine 2. The physical and chemical properties of 1 and 2 are discussed. © 1984.

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  • Charles L. Liotta

  • Mark L. MeLaughlin

  • Brian A. O'Brien

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