Palladium-catalysed alkyne alkoxycarbonylation with P,N-chelating ligands revisted: a density functional theory study

Shabhaz Ahmad, Ashley Lockett, Timonthy A. Shuttleworth, Alexandra M. Miles-Hobbs, Paul G. Pringle and Michael Bühl

Graphical abstract: Palladium-catalysed alkyne alkoxycarbonylation with P,N-chelating ligands revisited: a density functional theory study

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advanced Article

Phosphophosphidites Derived from BINOL

Adam. D. Gorman, Jessica A. Cross, Rachel A. Doyle, Tom R. Leonard, Paul G. Pringle, Hazel A. Sparkes

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 1633-1639.

Inorganic Triphenylphosphine

Adam D. Gorman, Jonathan A. Bailey, Natalie Fey, Tom A. Young, Hazel A. Sparkes, Paul G. Pringle


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 15802-15806.

Pyrrolidines and Piperidines by Ligand-Enabled Aza-Heck Cylizations and Cascades of N-(Pentafluorobenzoyloxy)carbamates

Ian R. Hazelden, Rafaela C. Carmona, Thomas Langer, Paul G. Pringle and John F. Bower

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 5124-5128.

Spin changes accompany ultrafast structural interconversion in the ground state of a colbalt nitrosyl complex

Hugo J. B. Marroux, Basile F. E. Curchod, Charly A. Faradji, Timothy A. Shuttleworth, Hazel A. Sparkes, Paul G. Pringle and Andrew J. Orr-Ewing

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 13713-13716.

2-Pyridyl substituents enhance the activity of palladium-phospha-adamantane catalysts for the methoxycarbonylation of phenylacetylene

Timothy A. Shuttleworth, Alexandra M. Miles-Hobbs, Paul G. Pringle and Hazel A. Sparkes

Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 125-137.

Microfibres and macroscopic films from the coordination-driven hierarchical self-assembly of cylindrical micelles

David J. Lunn, Oliver E. C. Gould, George R. Whittell, Daniel P. Armstrong, Kenneth P. Mineart, Mitchell A. Winnik, Richard J. Spontak, Paul G. Pringle and Ian Manners.

Nat. Commun., 2016 7.

Aminophobanes: hydrolytic stability, tautomerism and application in Cr-catalysed ethene oligomerisation 

Mairi F. Haddow, Judit Jaltai, Martin Hanton, Paul G. Pringle Laura E. Rush, Hazel A. Sparkes, Christopher H. Woodall

Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2294-2307.


Carbene insertion into a P-H bond: parent phosphinidene-carbene adducts from PHand bis(phosphinidene) mercury complexes

Mark Bispinghoff, Aaron M. Tondreau, Hansjörg Grützmacher, Charly A. Faradji, Paul G. Pringle

Dalton Trans., 2016,  advance article



Subtle effects of ligand backbone on the efficiency of iron-diphos catalysed Negishi cross-coupling reactions

Jamie Clifton, Evi R. M. Habraken, Ian Manners, Paul G. PringleGA-2
Catal, Sci. Technol. 2015, 5, 4350-4353.


One-step Modular route to optically active diphos ligands

E. Louise Hazeland, Andy M. Chapman, Paul G. Pringle,
Hazel A. Sparkes

GAChem. Commun, 2015, 10206-10209.

Monomeric Phosphinoboranes

Jonathan A. Bailey, Paul G. Pringle
Coord. Chem. Rev, 2015, 297-298, 77-90. 




Single Oxygen-Atom Insertion into P-B Bonds: On- and Off-Metal Transformation of a Borylphosphine into a Borylphosphinite

Jonathan A. Bailey, Hazel A. Sparkes, Paul G. Pringle

Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 5360-5363.





Cooperative Lewis Pairs Based on Late Transition Metals: Activation of Small Molecules by Platinum(0) and B(C6F5)3

Sebastian J. K. Forrest, Jamie Clifton, Natalie Fey, Paul G. Pringle, Hazel A. Sparkes, Duncan F. Wass

Seb A.C.I.E
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed,, 2015, 54,  2223-2227




Setting P-Donor Ligands into Context: An Application of the Ligand Knowledge Base (LKB) Approach

Natalie Fey, Sofia Papadouli, Paul G. Pringle, Arne Ficks, James T. Fleming, Lee J. Higham, Jennifer F. Wallis, Duncan Carmichael, Nicolas Mézailles, Christian Müller
Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 2015, 190, 706-714.




Reversible CO Exchange at Platinum(0). An Example of Similar Complex Properties Produced by Ligands with Very Different Stereoelectronic Characteristics

Paul G Pringle, Sebastian Forrest, Hazel Sparkes, Duncan Wass
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 16335-16344.




Computational Kinetics of Cobalt-Catalyzed Alkene Hydroformylation

Laura E. Rush, Paul G. Pringle, Jeremy N. Harvey
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8672–8676.




Mono-, Di-, and Triborylphosphine Analogues of Triarylphosphines

Jonathan A. Bailey, Marten Ploeger, Paul G. Pringle
Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 7763–7769.




Cobalt PCP Pincer Complexes via an Unexpected Sequence of Ortho Metalations

Mark A. Kent , Christopher H. Woodall, Mairi F. Haddow, Claire L. McMullin, Paul G. Pringle, Duncan F. Wass

Organometallics, 2014, 33, 5686-5692.


Correlations of the Structural Properties of a Complete R2PX Series (X = Hydrogen or Halogen)

Jonathan P. Hopewell, Claire L. McMullin, Paul G. Pringle, Timothy A. Shuttleworth, Christopher H. Woodall

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 1843–1849.




Unexpectedly High Barriers to M-P Rotation in Tertiary Phobane Complexes: PhobPR Behavior That Is Commensurate with tBu2PR


Julia M. Lister, Monica Carreira, Mairi F. Haddow, Alex Hamilton, Claire L. McMullin, A. Guy Orpen, Paul G. Pringle, Tom E. Stennett

Organometallics, 2014, 33, 702–714




A simple route to azaborinylphosphines: isoelectronic B–N analogues of arylphosphine ligands

JonChemCommJonathan A. Bailey, Mairi F. Haddow, Paul G. Pringle

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1432-1434




Interplay of bite angle and cone angle effects. A comparison between o-C6H4(PR2)(CH2PR2‘) and o-C6H4(CH2PR2)(CH2PR2‘) as ligands for Pd-catalysed ethene hydromethoxycarbonylation. 

Dalton_2013T. Fanjul, G. Eastham, J. Floure, S. J. K. Forrest, M. F. Haddow, A. Hamilton, P. G. Pringle, A. G. Orpen, M. Waugh

Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 100-115.




Stable Fluorophosphines: Predicted and Realized Ligands for Catalysis.

ncontentN. Fey, M. Garland, J. P. Hopewell, C. L. McMullin, S. Mastroianni, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 118-122


Regioselective B-Cyclometalation of a Bulky o-Carboranyl Phosphine and the Unexpected Formation of a Dirhodium(II) Complex.

om-2011-01198s_0012N. Fey, M. F. Haddow, R. Mistry, N. C. Norman, A. G. Orpen, T. J. Reynolds, P. G. Pringle

Organometallics, 2012, 31, 2907–2913.


Efficient and chemoselective ethene hydromethoxycarbonylation catalysts based on Pd-complexes of heterodiphosphines o-C6H4(CH2PtBu2)(CH2PR2).

CST_2012_CoverT. Fanjul, G. Eastham, M. F. Haddow, A. Hamilton, P. G. Pringle, A. G. Orpen, T. P. W. Turner, M. Waugh

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 937-950. 




Diphosphanes derived from phobane and phosphatrioxa-adamantane: similarities, differences and anomalies.

Dalton 2011D. L. Dodds, J. Floure, M. Garland, M. F. Haddow, T. R. Leonard, C. L. McMullin, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 7137-7146.



Cage Phosphinites: Ligands for Efficient Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrocyanation of 3-Pentenenitrile.

om-2010-01023e_0016I. S. Mikhel, M. Garland, J. Hopewell, S. Mastroianni, C. L. McMullin, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Organometallics 2011, 30, 974–985.



A water-soluble phosphite derived from sulfonated calix[4]arene. The remarkable stability of its rhodium complexes and two phase hydroformylation studies.

GAC. J. Cobley, P. G. Pringle

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 239-242.



Is restricted M–P rotation a common feature of enantioselective monophos catalysts? An example of restricted Rh–P rotation in a secondary phosphine complex.

1-s2.0-S0957416610004088-fx1P. Jankowski, C. L. McMullin, I. D. Gridnev, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Tetrahedron Asym., 2010, 21, 1206-1209.



Palladium Complexes of the Heterodiphosphine o-C6H4(CH2PtBu2)(CH2PPh2) Are Highly Selective and Robust Catalysts for the Hydromethoxycarbonylation of Ethene.

om-2010-00049n_0024T. Fanjul , G. Eastham, N. Fey, A. Hamilton, P. G. Pringle, M. Waugh

Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2292-2305.



Subtleties in asymmetric catalyst structure: the resolution of a 6-phospha-2,4,8-trioxa-adamantane and its applications in asymmetric hydrogenation catalysis.

GAJ. Hopewell, P. Jankowski, C. L. McMullin, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Chem Commun., 2010, 46, 100-102.


Anatomy of Phobanes. Diastereoselective Synthesis of the Three Isomers of n-Butylphobane and a Comparison of their Donor Properties.

ja-2008-08807s_0031 (1)M. Carreira, M. Charernsuk, M. Eberhard, N. Fey, R. van Ginkel, A. Hamilton, W. P. Mul, A. G. Orpen, H. Phetmung, P. G. Pringle

J. Am. Chem. Soc , 2009, 131, 3078-3092.



Stereoelectronic effects in a homologous series of bidentate cyclic phosphines. A clear correlation of hydroformylation catalyst activity with ring size.

Dalton09M. F. Haddow, A. J. Middleton, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, R. Papp

Dalton Trans., 2009, 202-209.



Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Tris(o-isopropylphenyl)phosphines by Platinum Complexes.

om-2008-00382m_0002A. Baber, C. Fan, D. W. Norman, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, R. L. Wingad

Organometallics, 2008, 27, 5906-5910.


General Routes to Alkyl Phosphatrioxaadamantane Ligands.

om-2008-00141y_0018J. H. Downing, J. Floure, K. Heslop, M. F. Haddow, J. Hopewell, M. Lusi, H. Phetmung, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, R. I. Pugh, D. Zambrano-Williams

Organometallics, 2008, 27, 3216–3224.


Bidentates versus Monodentates in Asymmetric Hydrogenation Catalysis: Synergic Effects on Rate and Allosteric Effects on Enantioselectivity.

ja-2008-00858x_0014D. W. Norman, C. A. Carraz, D. J. Hyett, P. G. Pringle, J. B. Sweeney, A. G. Orpen, H. Phetmung, R. L. Wingad

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 6840-6847.


A simple entry into nido-C2B10 clusters: HCl promoted cleavage of the C–C bond in ortho-carboranyl diphosphines.

Dalton CommJ. P. H. Charmant, M. F. Haddow, R. Mistry, N. C. Norman, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Dalton Trans, 2008, 1409-1411.


New insights into the mechanism of asymmetric hydrogenation catalysed by monophosphonite-rhodium complexes.

chemComm07I. D. Gridnev, C. Fan, P. G. Pringle

Chem. Commun., 2007, 1319-1321.



Ligand stereoelectronic effects in complexes of phospholanes, phosphinanes, and phosphepanes and their implications for hydroformylation catalysis.

om-2007R. A. Baber, M. F. Haddow, A. J. Middleton, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, A. Haynes, G. L. Williams, R. Papp

Organometallics, 2007, 26, 713-725.


Synthesis and reactivity of dichloroboryl complexes of platinum(II).

Dalton07J. P. H. Charmant, C. Fan, N. C. Norman, P. G. Pringle

Dalton Trans., 2007, 114-123.




Stereospecific diphosphination of activated acetylenes: a general route to backbone-functionalized, chelating 1,2-diphosphinoethenes.

om060716on00001D. L. Dodds, M. F. Haddow, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, G. Woodward,

Organometallics, 2006, 25, 5937-5945.



Nitrogen-linked diphosphine ligands with ethers attached to nitrogen for chromium-catalyzed ethylene tri- and tetramerizations.

om-bercawP. R. Elowe, C. McCann, P. G. Pringle, S. K. Spitzmesser, J. E. Bercaw

Organometallics, 2006, 25, 5255-5260.



Allosteric effects in asymmetric hydrogenation catalysis? Asymmetric induction as a function of the substrate and the backbone flexibility of C1-symmetric diphosphines in rhodium-catalysed hydrogenations.

KarldalR. A. Baber, J. G. de Vries, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, K. von der Luehe

Dalton Trans., 2006, 4821-4828.


Chiral palladium bis(phosphite) PCP-pincer complexes via ligand C–H activation.

bedforddalR. A. Baber, R. B. Bedford, M. Betham, M. E. Blake, S. J. Coles, M.F. Haddow, M. B. Hursthouse, A. G. Orpen, L. T. Pilarski, P. G. Pringle, R. L. Wingad

Chem. Commun., 2006, 3880-3882.



Bulky 4-phosphacyclohexanones: diastereoselective complexations, orthometallations and unprecedented [3.1.1]metallabicycles.

R. Doherty, M. F. Haddow, Z. A. Harrison, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, A. Turner, R. L. Wingad

Dalton Trans., 2006, 4310-4320.



Ketone H2-hydrogenation catalysts: ruthenium complexes with the headphone-like ligand bis(phospha-adamantyl)propane.

icaA. Hadovic, A. J. Lough, R. H. Morris, P. G. Pringle, D. E. Zambrano-Williams

Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2006, 359, 2864-2869.

Nine-membered trans square-planar chelates formed by a bisbi analogue.

om-2005-049136mn00001M. R. Eberhard, K. M. Heslop, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle

Organometallics, 2005, 24, 335-337.



Separation of phobane isomers by selective protonation.

separation phobM. R. Eberhard, E. Carrington-Smith, E. E. Drent, P. S. Marsh, A. G. Orpen, H. Phetmung, P. G. Pringle

Adv. Synth. Catal., 2005, 347, 1345-1348.



Special effects of ortho-isopropylphenyl groups. Diastereoisomerism in platinum(II) and palladium(II) complexes of helically chiral PAr3 ligands. 

Dalton05 CoverR. A. Baber, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, M. J. Wilkinson, R. L. Wingad

Dalton Trans., 2005, 659-667.




Phenylphosphatrioxa-adamantanes: bulky, robust, electron-poor ligands that give very efficient rhodium(I) hydroformylation catalysts.

cagedalR. A. Baber, M. L. Clarke, K. M. Heslop, A. C. Marr, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, A. Ward, D. E. Zambrano-Williams

Dalton Trans., 2005, 1079-1085.



The electron-poor phosphines P{C6H3(CF3)2-3,5}3 and P(C6F5)3 do not mimic phosphites as ligands for hydroformylation. A comparison of the coordination chemistry of P{C6H3(CF3)2-3,5}3 and P(C6F5)3 and the unexpectedly low hydroformylation activity of their rhodium complexes.

Ar(F)phosM. L. Clarke , D. Ellis, K. L. Mason, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, R. L. Wingad, D. A. Zaher, R. T. Baker

Dalton Trans., 2005,1294-1300.



Bulky triarylarsines are effective ligands for palladium catalysed Heck olefination.

GA (1)R. A. Baber, S. Collard, M. Hooper, A. G. Orpen, P. G. Pringle, M. J. Wilkinson, R. L. Wingad

J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2005, 1491-1498.