Electroreduction of triphenylphosphine dichloride and the efficient one-pot reductive conversion of phosphine oxide to triphenylphosphine

Tomotake Yano, Manabu Kuroboshi, Hideo Tanaka

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Electroreduction of triphenylphosphine dichloride in acetonitrile was performed successfully in an undivided cell fitted with an aluminium sacrificial anode and a platinum cathode. Further, the one-pot transformation of triphenylphosphine oxide to triphenylphosphine was achieved successfully by the treatment of triphenylphosphine oxide in acetonitrile with oxalyl chloride and subsequent electrochemical reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-701
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 27 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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