Various chlorodifluoromethyl ketones react readily with dialkyl or diaryl phosphites in the presence of triethylamine at the reflux temperature of tetrahydrofuran to give the corresponding dialkyl or diaryl 1-substituted-2,2-difluoroethenyl phosphates in good yields, whereas the similar reaction conducted at lower temperature (0-20 °C) affords 1-(chlorodifluoromethyl)-1-hydroxyalkanephosphonates almost exclusively. The latter compounds are converted to the former enol phosphates by the treatment with triethylamine or sodium methoxide in refluxing tetrahydrofuran.
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