The preparation of functionalised aryl phosphines from aryl fluorides by nucleophilic aromatic substitution with potassium diphenylphosphide

Steven J. Coote, Graham J. Dawson, Christopher G. Frost, Jonathan M.J. Williams

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The reaction of o-substituted aryl fluorides with potassium diphenylphosphide affords the corresponding o-substituted aryl phosphines by nucleophilic aromatic substitution in 72-96% yield. The products have wide application as ligands and ligand precursors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-510
Number of pages2
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1993

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  • Organic Chemistry

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