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The low basicity of phosphabenzenes: first examples of protonation, alkylation, and silylation reactions.


(Figure Presented) Strong yet gentle: Where triflate reagents fail, carborane-based sources of H+, CH3+, and [R3Si]+ electrophiles add to phosphabenzenes preferentially at the P atom rather than C (see picture). © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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