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New Developments on the Hirao Reactions, Especially from “Green” Point of View

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Réka Henyecz and György Keglevich*   Pages 523 - 545 ( 23 )

Abstract:


Background: The Hirao reaction discovered ca. 35 years ago is an important P–C coupling protocol between dialkyl phosphites and aryl halides in the presence of Pd(PPh3)4 as the catalyst and a base to provide aryl phosphonates. Then, the reaction was extended to other Preagents, such as secondary phosphine oxides and H-phosphinates and to other aryl and hetaryl derivatives to afford also phosphinic esters and tertiary phosphine oxides. Instead of the Pd(PPh3)4 catalyst, Pd(OAc)2 and Ni-salts were also applied as catalyst precursors together with a number of mono- and bidentate P-ligands.

Objective: In our review, we undertook to summarize the target reaction with a special stress on the developments attained in the last 6 years, hence this paper is an update of our earlier reviews in a similar topic.

Conclusions: “Greener” syntheses aimed at utilizing phase transfer catalytic and microwave-assisted approaches, even under “P-ligand-free. or even solvent-free conditions are the up-to date versions of the classical Hirao reaction. The mechanism of the reaction is also in the focus these days.

Keywords:

Hirao reaction, P-C coupling, Pd-catalyst, phosphonates, phosphinates, phosphine oxides, green synthesis.

Affiliation:

Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1521 Budapest, Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1521 Budapest

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