Kinetics and mechanism of PPh3 oxygenation with 3O2 catalyzed by a 1,3,2-oxazaphosphole as flavin mimic

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A 1,3,2-oxazaphosphole picks up triplet dioxygen in 1:1 stoichiometry similar to flavin organic co-factors. 1,3,2-Oxazaphosphole catalyzes the oxygenation of triphenylphosphine to triphenylphosphine oxide. The reaction obeys an overall third order rate equation. In a radical pathway, organic hydroperoxide is formed from the catalyst and 3O2, which oxygenates PPh3, similar to flavin cofactors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16928-16930
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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