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The Chloroazaphosphatrane Motif for Halogen Bonding in Solution

Abstract : Chloroazaphosphatranes, the corresponding halogenophosphonium cations of the Verkade superbases, were evaluated as a new motif for halogen bonding (XB). Their modulable synthesis allowed for synthetizing chloroazaphosphatranes with various substituents on the nitrogen atoms. The binding constants determined from NMR titration experiments for Cl − , Br − , I − , AcO − , and CN − anions are comparable to those obtained with conventional iodine-based monodentate XB receptors. Remarkably, the protonated azaphosphatrane counterparts display no affinity for anions under the same conditions. The strength of the XB interaction is, to some extent, related to the basicity of the corresponding Verkade superbase. The halogen bonding abilities of this new class of halogen donor motif were also revealed by the Δδ(31 P) NMR shift observed in CD 2 Cl 2 solution in the presence of triethylphosphine oxide (TEPO). Thus, chloroazaphosphatranes constitute a new class of halogen bond donors, expanding the repertory of XB motifs mainly based on C Ar −I bonds.
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Chunyang Li, Anne-Doriane Manick, Jian Yang, David Givaudan, Bohdan Biletskyi, et al.. The Chloroazaphosphatrane Motif for Halogen Bonding in Solution. Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2021, 60 (16), pp.11964-11973. ⟨10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01005⟩. ⟨hal-03516842⟩



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