Phosphorus heterocycle synthesis using phosphenium ions and 1,4-dienes

Alan H. Cowley, Constantine A. Stewart, Bruce R. Whittlesey, Thomas C. Wright

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The stabilized phosphenium ion, [Pri2NPCl]+, reacts readily with 1,4-dienes to afford high yields of bicyclic phosphonium salts, the structure of one of which has been determined by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-816
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984


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