Decarbonylative Phosphorylation of Carboxylic Acids via Redox-Neutral Palladium Catalysis

Chengwei Liu, Chong Lei Ji, Tongliang Zhou, Xin Hong, Michal Szostak

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We describe the direct synthesis of organophosphorus compounds from ubiquitous aryl and vinyl carboxylic acids via decarbonylative palladium catalysis. The catalytic system shows excellent scope and tolerates a wide range of functional groups (>50 examples). The utility of this powerful methodology is highlighted in the late-stage derivatization directly exploiting the presence of the prevalent carboxylic acid functional group. DFT studies provided insight into the origin of high bond activation selectivity and P(O)-H isomerization pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9256-9261
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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