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Copper-Catalyzed C-P Bond Construction via Direct Coupling of Phenylboronic Acids with H-Phosphonate Diesters

Rongqiang Zhuang, Jian Xu, Zhenshi Cai, Guo Tang, Meijuan Fang* and Yufen Zhao*

*Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, Fujian, China, Email:,

R. Zhuang, J. Xu, Z. Cai, G. Tang, M. Fang, Y. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2110-2113.

DOI: 10.1021/ol200465z


A mild and efficient copper-catalyzed addition of H-phosphonate dialkyl esters to boronic acids gives aryl phosphonates using Cu2O/1,10-phenanthroline as catalytic system.

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Key Words

aryl phosphonates, Chan-Lam Coupling

ID: J54-Y2011-1170