A one-pot multicomponent synthesis of a benzo[b]phosphole derivative has been achieved by a sequence of transition-metal-catalyzed arylmagnesiation of an internal alkyne, electrophilic trapping of the resulting alkenylmagnesium species with a dichloroorganophosphine, and an intramolecular phospha-Friedel-Crafts reaction. With appropriate arylmagnesiation and P-C bond formation conditions, the present method allows for the modular and expedient preparation of benzophospholes bearing a variety of substituents on the phosphorus atom, the C2 and C3 atoms, and the benzo moiety.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry