Hypophosphorous acid and its salts: New reagents for radical chain deoxygenation, dehalogenation and deamination

Derek H.R. Barton, Doo Ok Jang, Joseph Cs Jaszberenyi

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Thionocarbonates and xanthates of alcohols, bromides, iodides and isonitriles can be transfromed to the corresponding hydrocarbons with hypophosphorous acid or its salts in radical chain reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5709-5712
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Sep 22


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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