A rhodium complex catalyzed the reaction of acid fluorides and tetraethyldiphosphine disulfide giving acylphosphine sulfides. Aromatic acid fluorides with electron donating p-groups reacted smoothly giving the products in high yields. Aliphatic acid fluorides with secondary and tertiary a-carbons were also converted to alkanoylphosphine sulfides, whereas the reaction of a substrate with an α-methylene carbon was accompanied by enol ester formation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry