The mechanism of phosphonium ylide alcoholysis and hydrolysis: concerted addition of the O-H bond across the P=C bond

Show simple item record Byrne, Peter A. Gilheany, Declan G. 2019-04-04T11:03:56Z 2019-04-04T11:03:56Z 2016-06-06
dc.identifier.citation Byrne, P. A. and Gilheany, D. G. (2016) 'The Mechanism of Phosphonium Ylide Alcoholysis and Hydrolysis: Concerted Addition of the O−H Bond Across the P=C Bond', Chemistry – A European Journal, 22(27), pp. 9140-9154. doi: 10.1002/chem.201600530 en
dc.identifier.volume 22 en
dc.identifier.startpage 9140 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9154 en
dc.identifier.issn 0947-6539
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/chem.201600530 en
dc.description.abstract The previous work on the hydrolysis and alcoholysis reactions of phosphonium ylides is summarized and reviewed in the context of their currently accepted mechanisms. Several experimental facts relating to ylide hydrolysis and to salt and ylide alcoholysis are shown to conflict with those mechanisms. In particular, we demonstrate that the pK(a) values of water and alcohols are too high in organic media to bring about protonation of ylide. Therefore, we propose concerted addition of the water or alcohol O-H bond across the ylide P=C bond. In support of this, we provide NMR spectroscopic evidence for equilibrium between ylide and aclohol that does not require the involvement of phosphonium hydroxide. We report the first P-alkoxyphosphorane to be characterised by NMR spectroscopy that does not undergo exchange on an NMR timescale. Two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic techniques have been applied to the characterisation to P-alkoxyphosphoranes for the first time. en
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dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: P. A. Byrne, D. G. Gilheany, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 9140., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Catalytic Wittig reaction en
dc.subject Nuclear-magnetic-resonance en
dc.subject Nuclear magnetic resonance en
dc.subject Tertiary phosphine oxides en
dc.subject Alkaline hydrolysis en
dc.subject Thermal decomposition en
dc.subject Equilibrium acidities en
dc.subject Heteroarylphosphorus compounds en
dc.subject Nucleophilic displacement en
dc.subject Alkoxyphosphonium halides en
dc.subject Substitution reactions en
dc.subject Alkoxyphosphorane en
dc.subject Concerted additions en
dc.subject Hypervalent compounds en
dc.subject Reaction intermediates en
dc.subject Ylides en
dc.title The mechanism of phosphonium ylide alcoholysis and hydrolysis: concerted addition of the O-H bond across the P=C bond en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Peter Byrne, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Chemistry - A European Journal en
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dc.identifier.eissn 1521-3765

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