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The molecule of the title compound, C16H18P2, which was prepared by the reaction of dichloroethane with lithiated bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane, is disposed about a centre of symmetry. The 1,4-diphosphacyclohexane ring adopts a chair conformation with axial phenyl groups. The planes of the phenyl rings are orthogonal to the P...P axis.
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