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Mercury(II)-Catalyzed Regioselective Addition Reaction of Monoesters of Phosphonic Acid to Terminal Alkynes: Synthesis of Vinyl Phosphonates

Aiyun Peng, Yixiang Ding*

*Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

A. Y. Peng, Y. X. Ding, Synthesis, 2003, 205-208.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-36818


Various vinyl phosphonates were prepared by the regioselective addition reaction of monoesters of phosphonic acid to alkynes in the presence of Hg(OAc)2/BF3ˇOEt2.

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Key Words

phosponates, mercury(II)-catalyzed, addition reaction, regioselective, vinyl phosphonate

ID: J66-Y2003-1730