Synthesis of phosphorus esters by transesterification mediated by N- heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs)

R Singh, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

The versatile nucleophilic organic catalysts N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have been shown to effectively mediate the transesterification of phosphorus esters under mild conditions; user-friendly imidazolium salts can also be employed as pre-catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5456-5458
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION
  • NUCLEOPHILIC CARBENES
  • CHEMICAL DETOXIFICATION
  • LIVING POLYMERIZATION
  • GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONES
  • STABLE CARBENES
  • 1ST EXAMPLE
  • CATALYSTS
  • ALCOHOLS
  • GENERATION

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