Environmentally Benign Synthesis of H-Phosphinic Acids Using a Water-Tolerant, Recyclable Polymer-Supported Catalyst
journal contributionposted on 14.10.2004, 00:00 by Sylvine Deprèle, Jean-Luc Montchamp
A reusable polymer-supported hydrophosphinylation catalyst is described for the preparation of H-phosphinic acids. The polystyrene-based ligand is prepared in one step from commercially available compounds. The polymeric catalyst generally gives good yields for a variety of substrates and is water- and air-tolerant, although the scope of alkenes and alkynes which can be employed is somewhat narrower than with our original xantphos/Pd2dba3 catalyst.