This volume comprehensively examines the synthesis, spectroscopic properties, reactivity and catalytic applications of all phosphorus-carbon heterocycles. The most significant phosphorus heterocycles incorporating other heteroatoms, such as heterophospholes and heterophosphinines, are also covered. The introductory chapter describes the rise of this field that has developed, over the years, into the fourth major branch of heterocyclic chemistry. Written by several founders of the field, this book should prove a useful reference work within the domain for years to come and provide the basis for courses on heterocyclic chemistry and homogenous catalysis. All those interested in phosphorus heterocycles for applications in co-ordination chemistry, homogenous catalysis, molecular materials and biochemistry, should find this volume useful.
The Birth of a New Domain.
Three Membered Rings.
Phosphiranes and Phosphirenes. Diphosphiranes and Diphosphirenes.
Four Membered Rings.
Four-Membered Rings with one Phosphorus Atom.
Diphosphetanes, Dihydrodiphosphetes, and Diphosphetes.
Five Membered Rings.
Phospholanes and Phospholenes.
Phospholes: Early literature 1953-1994. Phospholes: Recent literature 1994-1999. Heterophospholes.
Six Membered Rings.
Phosphinanes, Dihydro-and Tetrahydro-phosphinines. Phosphinines. Six-Membered Rings with Two or more Heteroatoms with at least One Phosphorus Atom.
Macro-, Poly- and Spiro-Heterocycles.
Macro- and Spiro-Heterocycles. Bicyclic and Polycyclic Systems with a Ring Junction Phosphorus Atom. Compounds with Phosphorus at the Spiro Position.
Applications of Phosphorus Heterocycles in Homogeneous Catalysis.