The synthesis of deuteriated tri-tert-butyl phosphine

Lucy C. Brown, Anne McGrogan, Yoan Delavoux, James M. Hogg, John D. Holbrey, H. Q. Nimal Gunaratne, Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny, James P. Tellam, Sarah E. Youngs

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The synthesis of deuteriated tri-tert-butyl phosphine is reported. This synthesis is an adaptation of the known procedure for tri-tert-butyl phosphine via a Grignard intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-342
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number13
Early online date30 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2022


  • Grignard
  • perdeuteriated
  • perdeuteriated ligands
  • phosphine
  • phosphine frustrated Lewis pairs
  • PtBu3
  • transition metal catalysis
  • tri-tert-butyl phosphine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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