1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane is a bidendate ligand used in coordination chemistry to prepare metal complexes. It is involved in the metal-catalyzed allylic alkylation and decarboxylation of allylic esters. It is also used in 1,3-diene synthesis. Further, it is used in cycloaddition reactions and carbonylation reactions. In addition to this, it is used to prepare bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)ethane by hydrogenation.
Soluble in acetone, methanol and alcoholic hydrochloric acid.
Air sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|138° to 143°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
TSCA : TSCA