New features in pentacoordinate phosphorus chemistry

  • Kumara Swamy K
  • Satish Kumar N
  • 31

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 96

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

In reactions centered at phosphorus, whether chemical or biochemical, a pentacoordinate transition state species or an intermediate or a stable molecule is very often encountered. In this Account, recent developments in this important area are discussed and compared with the earlier literature. Particular reference, with results from our laboratory, will be made to the apicophilicity, fluxional behavior, bond parameters, and tetra- vs pentacoordination. It is shown that the familiar apicophilicity rules give an oversimplified picture as demonstrated by several exceptions. Extremities of the P-O or P-N bond distances in PX(4)N and PO(4)N systems as revealed by a database search and possible future directions in this area are also discussed.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free