A new approach to internal Lewis pairs featuring a phosphenium acid and a pyridine base Academic Article uri icon


  • A bis(imino)acenaphthene (BIAN) ligand containing a pendant Lewis base has been used as a new framework to support a N-heterocyclic phosphenium cation (NHP). Reactivity studies demonstrate the ability of the ligand to act as a Lewis base, while the phosphorus centre provides a Lewis acidic site, giving new opportunities in NHP chemistry.


  • Brazeau, Allison L
  • Caputo, Christine A
  • Martin, Caleb D
  • Jones, Nathan D
  • Ragogna, Paul J

publication date

  • 2010