Oxidation-reduction of bis(o-formylphenyl)phenylphosphine by water

Edith F. Landvatter, Thomas B. Rauchfuss

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Bis(o-formylphenyl)phenylphosphine (1) undergoes acid catalysed hydration yielding a phosphine oxide with concomitant reduction of one formyl group; mechanistic studies suggest the importance of phosphorane intermediates in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1170-1171
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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