Tetrahedron, 63, 9129-9133 (2007)

Doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.06.069

The structural and theoretical study of 1H-3,5-di-phenyl-1,2,4-diazaphosphole in the solid state

The N-, P-containing five-membered heterocyclic compound 1H-3,5-di-phenyl-1,2,4-diazaphosphole (1) was prepared in good yield and has been structurally characterized. 1H-3,5-Di-phenyl-1,2,4-diazaphosphole (1), crystallizing in two unexpected cyclic dimers with N–H⋯N hydrogen bonds, presents in the solid state a dynamic proton disorder implying a dynamic equilibrium within both dimers. The conformations of the phenyl rings, the disorder of the NH protons, and the intermolecular hydrogen bond of several 1,2,4-diazaphospholes (1–5) in the solid state have been rationalized by DFT [B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p)] calculations.