Simple unprecedented conversion of phosphine oxides and sulfides to phosphine boranes using sodium borohydride

  • Rajendran K
  • Gilheany D
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A variety of phosphine oxides and sulfides can be efficiently converted directly to the corresponding phosphine boranes using oxalyl chloride followed by sodium borohydride. Optically active P-stereogenic phosphine oxides can be converted stereospecifically to phosphine boranes with inversion of configuration by treatment with Meerwein{'}s salt followed by sodium borohydride.

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  • Kamalraj V. Rajendran

  • Declan G. Gilheany

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