Synthesis 2005(4): 569-574  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-861797
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Potassium Trimethylsilanolate-Mediated Conversion of Dialkyl Phosphonates to Their Anhydrous Potassium Monoalkyl Phosphonates Under Mild, Non-Aqueous Conditions

Joanna Dziemidowicz, Dariusz Witt, Magdalena Sliwka-Kaszynska, Janusz Rachon*
Department of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland
Fax: +48(58)3472694; e-Mail: rachon@chem.pg.gda.pl;
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Publication History

Received 20 October 2004
Publication Date:
09 February 2005 (eFirst)

Abstract

Anhydrous potassium monoalkyl phosphonates have been prepared from the corresponding dialkyl phosphonates and potassium trimethylsilanolate under non-aqueous conditions in good to excellent yields. Simple workup procedure has been developed to afford high purity products.

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