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Efficient methods for enol phosphate synthesis using carbon-centred magnesium bases

Kerr, William J. and Lindsay, David M. and Patel, Vipulkumar K. and Rajamanickam, Muralikrishnan (2015) Efficient methods for enol phosphate synthesis using carbon-centred magnesium bases. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 13 (40). pp. 10131-10135. ISSN 1477-0520

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Efficient conversion of ketones into kinetic enol phosphates under mild and accessible conditions has been realised using the developed methods with di-tert-butylmagnesium and bismesitylmagnesium. Optimisation of the quench protocol resulted in high yields of enol phosphates from a range of cyclohexanones and aryl methyl ketones, with tolerance of a range of additional functional units.