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1,1'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene (bdpf) is a chemical compound used in the field of organic chemistry. It is a ligand in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, characterized by its ferrocene structure.


Structure and Bonding[edit | edit source]

1,1'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene is a bidentate ligand, meaning it has two sites that can bind to a metal atom. The molecule is composed of a ferrocene core, with two phosphine groups attached to the cyclopentadienyl rings. The phosphine groups are composed of a phosphorus atom bonded to two phenyl groups.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene involves the reaction of chlorodiphenylphosphine with ferrocene in the presence of a base such as triethylamine. The reaction proceeds via a nucleophilic substitution mechanism.

Applications[edit | edit source]

1,1'-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene is used as a ligand in the synthesis of a variety of organometallic complexes. These complexes are used in homogeneous catalysis, particularly in cross-coupling reactions such as the Suzuki reaction and the Heck reaction.

Safety[edit | edit source]

Like many organophosphorus compounds, 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene is toxic and should be handled with care. It should be stored in a cool, dry place and kept away from sources of ignition.


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