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Aerobic Oxidation of Phosphite Esters to Phosphate Esters by Using an Ionic-Liquid-Supported Organotelluride Reusable Catalyst

Aya Mihoya, Yuga Shibuya, Akane Ito, Anna Toyoda, Makoto Oba, Shinichi Koguchi*

*Department of Chemistry, Tokai University, 4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa259-1292, Japan, Email:

A. Mihoya, Y. Shibuya, A. Ito, A. Toyoda, M. Oba, S. Koguchi Synlett, 2020, 31, 2043-2045.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1706068

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A recyclable ionic liquid supported organotelluride catalyzes an aerobic oxidation of phosphite esters to phosphate esters. This method offers high conversion rates and allows a ready isolation of the resulting products. The catalyst can be reused.

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Key Words

organotellurides, ionic liquids, oxidation, oxygen, phosphate esters, reusable catalysts, phosphite esters, photochemistry

ID: J72-Y2020