Synthesis and Wittig rearrangement of 3- and 4-benzyloxyphenylphosphonamidates

R. A. Aitken*, Ryan A. Inwood

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)


A series of seven O-ethyl-N-butylphenylphosphonamidates with benzyl ether substituents at the para or meta position have been prepared and fully characterised. Upon treatment with n-butyllithium in THF at RT, these undergo Wittig rearrangement in six cases to give the novel phosphonamidate-substituted diarylmethanols in moderate to good yield.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-69
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2023


  • Wittig rearrangement
  • Phosphonamidate
  • Diarylmethanol
  • Aryl benzyl ether


Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis and Wittig rearrangement of 3- and 4-benzyloxyphenylphosphonamidates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this