Author(s): Dumond YR, Baker RL, Montchamp JL
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Abstract Monosubstituted phosphinic acids are esterified with orthosilicates in excellent yields. Phosphinylidene-containing acids react selectively under these conditions, while disubstituted phosphinic acids and phosphonic acids remain unchanged. One-pot procedures are also described for the preparation of phosphinate esters from an alcohol. This novel method provides a convenient and general alternative to more commonly employed conditions such as diazomethane or carbodiimide.
This article was published in Org Lett
and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal