Novel metal-free Lewis acid catalysis by phosphonium salts through hypervalent interaction

Masahiro Terada, Mitsuhiro Kouchi

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Abstract

Phosphonium salts as a novel metal-free Lewis acid catalyst can be considered as organocatalysts. The introduction of a five-membered dioxaphosphacycle to the phosphonium salt is critical to its function as a Lewis acid catalyst for the Diels-Alder reaction. The key to the successful catalysis by the phosphonium salt is the utilization of hypervalent bonding as a strategic interaction for the generation of an active species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-409
Number of pages9
JournalTetrahedron
Volume62
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 9

Keywords

  • Diels-Alder reaction
  • Hypervalent compounds
  • Lewis acid
  • Organocatalyst
  • Phosphorus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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