Cremer, Sheldon E. Department of Chemistry, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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One of a series of derivatives of phosphorus that have at least one organic (alkyl or aryl) group attached to the phosphorus atom linked either directly to a carbon atom or indirectly by means of another element (for example, oxygen). The mono-, di-, and trialkylphosphines (and their aryl counterparts) can be regarded formally as the parent compounds of all organophosphorus compounds; see notation (1).
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