In this chapter, a review throughout the literature on the chemistry of multidentate silylphosphines is presented. The incorporation of P and Si functionalities in cooperation in a single ligand backbone is exceptionally versatile, and examples of this rich chemistry stemming from the works of many research groups around the world are herein provided. The ligand systems can be flexible or rigid and incorporate varying numbers of P, Si and even other atoms. Exceptional ligand-metal systems are discussed in terms of their structure, reactivity and, in some cases, catalytic activity.
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