Synlett 2014; 25(2): 300-301
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340359
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6-Diphenylphosphinopyridin-2-(1H)-one (6-DPPon)

Vahid Khakyzadeh
Faculty of Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 6517838683, Iran   Email:
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Publication Date:
02 December 2013 (online)

Dedicated with best wishes to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Breit at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


Among heterocyclic structural units, pyridines are the most prevalent and have attracted the attention of chemists.[1] One important aspect of pyridine chemistry is designing new ligands based on the pyridine core.[2] Inspired by DNA base pairing, 6-DPPon (white solid, mp: 187 °C) was introduced by Bernhard Breit (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) as a monodentate ligand.[3] This compound can not only be easily prepared (Scheme [1]) but also has a brilliant property: the ability for self-assembly.[4]

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Scheme 1 Preparation of 6-DPPon

6-DPPon has two tautomeric forms, a 2-pyridone and a 2-hydroxypyridine tautomer (Scheme [2]).

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Scheme 2 Tautomeric forms of 6-DPPon

Interaction between form A and form B through hydrogen bonding can in situ generate a bidentate donor ligand in the coordination sphere of a metal (rhodium and platinum) center (Scheme [3]). The present subject can open new gates to the design of self-assembled ligands and can be considered in related chemistries.

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Scheme 3 Self-assembly of the 6-DPPon ligand
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