H-1, P-31, and Li-7 pulsed-gradient spin-echo (PGSE) diffusion and variable-temperature NMR results for THF solutions of the lithium and potassium salts derived from diphenylphosphino(o-cyanophenyl)aniline are reported and compared to the solid-state results obtained via X-ray diffraction studies. The solution results favor mononuclear salts, sometimes strongly ion paired, whereas the solid-state data reveal dinuclear species. The structures of the products from reactions of these salts with crown ethers are determined via PGSE and H-1 Overhauser NMR methods.