Photocatalytic stannylation of white phosphorus

Marion Till, Jose Cammarata, Robert Wolf, Daniel Scott

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Organophosphorus compounds (OPCs) are highly important chemicals, finding numerous applications in both academia and industry. Herein we describe a simple photocatalytic method for the stannylation of white phosphorus (P4) using a cheap, commercially-available distannane, (Bu3Sn)2, and anthraquinone as a simple photocatalyst. Subsequent ‘one pot’ transformation of the resulting stannylated monophosphine intermediate (Bu3Sn)3P provides direct, convenient and versatile access to valuable OPCs such as acylated phosphines and tetraalkylphosphonium salts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8986-8989
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date14 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2022


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