The crystal structure of (2-bromophenyl)diphenylphosphine, C18H14BrP, (I), has been determined at 295 (1) K. The structure of (I) is isomorphous with the analogous methyl compound (2-methylphenyl)diphenylphosphine. Yes Yes
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BrP DOI: 10.1107/S1600536802002945 Acta Cryst. (2002). E58, o306±o307
Acta Crystallographica Section E
Michael L. Williams,
Cassandra L. Noack, Rodney J.
Saverin and Peter C. Healy*
School of Science, Griffith University, Nathan,
Brisbane 4111, Australia
Correspondence e-mail: email@example.com u.edu.au
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 295 K
Mean (C±C) = 0.007 A
R factor = 0.043
wR factor = 0.150
Data-to-parameter ratio = 19.5
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The crystal structure of (2-bromophenyl)diphenylphosphine,
BrP, (I), has been determined at 295 (1) K. The
structure of (I) is isomorphous with the analogous methyl
(2-Bromophenyl)diphenylphosphine, (I), has been shown to
coordinate to metal centres as both a monodentate ligand
through the P-donor atom, and as a chelating hemilabile
ligand through both the phosphine and the aryl bromide
donor groups (Burk et al., 1988). The solid-state structure of
(I) is isomorphous with the structure reported for (2-methyl-
phenyl)diphenylphosphine, (II) (Bowmaker et al., 1987).
The structure consists of discrete molecular species which
adopt a propeller-shaped conformation with the phenyl rings
twisted away from the normal to the base of the PC
by 36, 27 and 53
[cf. (II): 36, 26 and 47
]. The bromide is
located cis to the phosphorus lone pair. The PÐC bond
lengths [mean value 1.836 (6) A
] are similar to those recorded
for triphenylphosphine [mean value 1.831 (2) A
; Dunne &
Orpen, 1991], while the mean value of the CÐPÐC bond
angles, 101.9 (8)
, is marginally smaller than the value of
observed for triphenylphosphine. Introduction of
the bromo substituent on ring 1 in (I) results in a small
increase in the PÐC11ÐC12 angle to 119.8 (3)
117.1 (3) and 116.4 (3)
for PÐC21ÐC22 and PÐC31ÐC32.
The corresponding angles in triphenylphosphine are 116.6 (1),
116.8 (1) and 117.5 (1)
. The molecules are linked in the
crystal lattice through edge-to-face CÐH interactions
between the phenyl groups (Scudder & Dance, 1998). In
accord with previous studies demonstrating the poor
hydrogen-bond acceptor properties of CÐX bonds (Aullo
al., 1998), there is no evidence of signi®cant CÐHBr
intermolecular interactions in (I), with the shortest HBr
distances being greater than 3.1 A
Received 6 February 2002
Accepted 12 February 2002
Online 22 February 2002
The title compound was obtained as a white crystalline powder from
-catalysed reaction between ortho-bromoiodo-
benzene and diphenyl(trimethylsilyl)phosphine (Tunney et al., 1987);
m.p. 386±388 K. Crystals of the compound suitable for X-ray
diffraction studies were obtained during an attempt to recrystallize
the 1:2 copper(I) bromide complex by diffusion of ether into a
solution of the complex in dichloromethane.
a = 10.371 (5) A
b = 8.9735 (19) A
c = 16.556 (6) A
= 92.33 (4)
V = 1539.5 (10) A
= 1.472 Mg m
Mo K radiation
Cell parameters from 25
= 2.76 mm
T = 295 (1) K
0.40 0.30 0.20 mm
Rigaku AFC-7R diffractometer
Absorption correction: scan
(North et al., 1968)
= 0.383, T
4223 measured re¯ections
3540 independent re¯ections
1823 re¯ections with I >2(I)
h = ÿ13 ! 13
k = ÿ11 ! 0
l = ÿ12 ! 21
3 standard re¯ections
every 150 re¯ections
intensity decay: 0.8%
Re®nement on F
)] = 0.043
) = 0.150
S = 1.01
H-atom parameters constrained
w = 1/[
) + (0.0553P)
where P =(F
= 0.79 e A
= ÿ0.70 e A
Extinction correction: SHELXL97
Extinction coef®cient: 0.0033 (9)
Selected geometric parameters (A
BrÐC12 1.905 (5)
PÐC11 1.844 (4)
PÐC21 1.833 (4)
PÐC31 1.832 (4)
C11ÐPÐC21 101.51 (18)
C11ÐPÐC31 101.32 (18)
C21ÐPÐC31 102.83 (16)
PÐC11ÐC12 119.8 (3)
PÐC11ÐC16 123.1 (3)
BrÐC12ÐC11 120.8 (3)
BrÐC12ÐC13 117.7 (3)
PÐC21ÐC22 117.2 (3)
PÐC21ÐC26 124.7 (3)
PÐC31ÐC32 116.4 (3)
PÐC31ÐC36 125.1 (3)
H atoms were located at calculated positions, with CÐH distances
set to 0.95 A
, and were constrained in re®nement.
Data collection: MSC/AFC-7 Diffractometer Control Software
(Molecular Structure Corporation, 1999); cell re®nement:
MSC/AFC-7 Diffractometer Control Software; data reduction:
TEXSAN for Windows (Molecular Structure Corporation, 2001);
program(s) used to solve structure: TEXSAN for Windows;
program(s) used to re®ne structure: TEXSAN for Windows and
SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 1997); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3
(Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication:
TEXSAN and PLATON (Spek, 2001).
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ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997) plot of the title compound, showing the atom-
numbering scheme. Displacement ellipsoids for non-H atoms are drawn
at the 30% probability level.