Palladium-catalyzed benzylic substitution of benzyl carbonates with phosphorus nucleophiles

Yusuke Makida, Kazumi Usui, Satoshi Ueno, Ryoichi Kuwano

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A wide range of benzyl carbonates reacted with dimethyl phosphonate or diphenylphosphine oxide in the presence of the palladium catalyst, [Pd(η3-allyl)Cl]2DPEphos, to give dimethyl benzylphosphonates and benzyldiphenylphosphine oxides in high yields. The catalytic phosphonylation was applied to the one-pot synthesis of alkenes from the benzyl esters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1814-1817
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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