Synthesis and reactivity of chiral organometallic phosphonium salts

Patrice Pinsard, Jean Paul Lellouche, Jean Pierre Beaucoufi, René Grée

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A short and efficient synthesis of the two enantiomeric iron-complexed phosphonium salts (+)-1 and (-)-2 is described. Upon reaction with the chiral formyloxirane 3, the corresponding chiral ylides exhibit quite different reactivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1140
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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