Inverse Wittig reaction of oxaphosphetenes formed by the [2+2] cycloaddition of arylphosphine oxides and dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD)

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The intermediate oxaphosphetenes 2 formed by the novel cycloaddition of the P=O group of arylphosphine oxides 1 and the acetylene moiety of DMAD are stabilised by an inverse Wittig reaction to afford the corresponding stabilised phosphonium ylide 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


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