The reactions of trivalent phosphorus esters, including trialkyl phosphites, dialkyl phosphonites, and alkyl phosphinites, with 3-halo- and 3,4-dihalo-furan-2,5-diones has been shown to lead to the formation of novel phosphorus ylides possessing additional phosphoryl-containing groups. For the reaction of 3,4-dihalo-furan-2,5-diones with trialkyl phosphites, the products are trialkoxyphosphonium ylides containing an adjacent geminal bisphosphonate unit. These can be used to provide a convenient route to novel 2,3,3-tris(dialkoxyphosphoryl)-substituted propionate esters which can be hydrolyzed to give the corresponding novel trisphosphonic monocarboxylic acid.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Aug 2014|