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Potassium Carbonate Promoted Nucleophilic Addition of Alkenes with Phosphites

Zhenjun Huang, Wei Liu , Sen Li, Yutian Yang, Shengmei Guo*, Hu Cai*

*Department of Chemistry, Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330031, P. R. of China, Email:,

Z. Huang, W. Liu, S. Li, Y. Yang, S. Guo, H. Cai, Synlett, 2020, 31, 1295-1297.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1707852

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Potassium carbonate promotes a convenient hydrophosphonylation of alkenes with phosphites in good yields. The reaction offers easy handling, environmental friendliness, and the use of a mild base. A variety of alkenes are tolerated in this reaction.

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Key Words

potassium carbonate, addition, alkenes, phosphites, hydrophosphonylation, phosphine oxides

ID: J72-Y2020