Stereospecific reduction of menthyloxyphosphine-boranes with one-electron reducing agents

Toshiyuki Oshiki, Takaaki Hikosaka, Tsuneo Imamoto

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Abstract

The phosphorus-oxygen bond of diastereomerically pure menthyloxyphosphine-boranes was reductively cleaved at -78 °C by lithium naphthalenide or Li-NH3 in excellent yields wilh almost complete retention of configuration at phosphorus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3371-3374
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume32
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 8 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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