Direct estirification and amidation of phosphinic acids under microwave conditions

György Keglevich, Nóra Zsuzsa Kiss, Tamás Körtvélyesi, Zoltán Mucsi

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Phosphinic acids may be efficiently esterified in microwave-assisted reactions with alcohols. Especially alcohols with longer alkyl chain are suitable reagents for direct esterifications. At the same time, the direct amidation cannot be complete under such conditions. Hence, the tradional amidations via the phosphinic chloride intermediates have to be applied. The values of activation enthalpies and reaction enthalpies obtained by quantum chemical calculations justified the experimental observations. Microwave has a potential in overcoming relatively high activation enthalpies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Phosphinic derivatives
  • amidation
  • esterification
  • microwave
  • quantum chemical calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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