Sterically crowded triarylphosphines bearing cyano groups

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Sterically crowded triarylphosphines bearing one, two, and three cyano groups at 4-positions of aromatic substituents, namely, (4-cyano-2,6-diisopropylphenyl)n(2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl)3–nP (n = 1, 2, 3), were synthesized. Influence of the introduction of cyano groups is clearly reflected to the oxidation potentials and the fluorescence wavelengths. As the number of cyano groups increases, the oxidation potentials are raised and the fluorescence wavelengths are blue-shifted. Synthetic utility of the (cyanoaryl)phosphine is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2251-2255
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 6


  • Cyano group
  • Cyclic voltammogram
  • Electronic spectrum
  • Phosphine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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