Photoisomerizable Heterodienes Derived from a Phosphine Borane
(Chemical Equation Presented) Stable relations: Reaction of phenylazide with a phosphine borane derivative gives rise to an intramolecularly stabilized phosphazide 1 (R = iPr, R′ = mesityl) that undergoes an unprecedented photoisomerization process associated with a change from an N α→B to an Nβ→B interaction (see scheme). The generality and possible reversibility of such phenomena are demonstrated with the related phosphazine adduct 2.
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Bebbington, Magnus; Bontemps, Sébastien; Bouhadir, Ghenwa; and Bourissou, Didier, "Photoisomerizable Heterodienes Derived from a Phosphine Borane" (2007). Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 15.