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Dipole moments and structure of organophosphine and organoarsine compounds

Saraswathi, N and Soundararajan, S (1972) Dipole moments and structure of organophosphine and organoarsine compounds. In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 46 (2). pp. 289-296.

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The formal charge distributions in and the dipole moments of some organophosphines and arsines have been calculated, and the dipole moments of (p-chlorophenyl)dichlorophosphine (2.28 D) and (p-bromophenyl)dichlorophosphine (2.04 D) have been determined in benzene at 35° C. The differences between the observed and the calculated moments are explained in terms of dπ---pπ back-bonding and hyperconjugative effects in alkylhaloarsines. The mesomeric effects operating in the aromatic systems are evaluated by comparing the moments with those for the corresponding aliphatic systems. In unsaturated compounds the differences are attributed to mesomeric effects involving the expansion of arsenic valence shell.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:46
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 10:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/29160

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