Mechanism of the Reactions between Ortho Dinucleophiles and Cyclophosphazenes

H. R. Allcock, R. L. Kugel, G. Y. Moore

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Phosphoranes are formed when halocyclophosphazenes or spiro[arylenedioxycyclophosphazenes] react with ortho dinucleophiles such as catechol and base or o-aminophenol. With the latter reagent, a critical intermediate in the degradation pathway, iminobis[spiro[bis(o-phenyleneoxyamino)phosphorane]], has been isolated. The effects of temperature, solvent, and other nucleophiles on these reactions have been analyzed, and the reaction pathways are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2831-2837
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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