Received 20 January 2009
In the title molecule, C24H20P2S, the P-P bond length is 2.2263 (5) Å. The two phenyl rings attached to the three- and five-coordinated P atoms, respectively, form dihedral angles of 56.22 (5) and 71.74 (5)°.
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2005); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-RED (Stoe & Cie, 2005); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV2512 ).
This work was supported by the Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock.
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