Metal-Catalyzed Hydrophosphination

21 September 2022, Version 2
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


Organophosphines have garnered attention from many avenues ranging from agriculture to fine chemicals. One-time use of phosphate resources has made sustainable use of phosphorus overall imperative. Hydrophosphination serves as an efficient method to selectively prepare P–C bonds, furnishing a range of phosphorus-containing molecules while maximizing the efficient use of phosphorus. Since the first report in 1958, a wide array of catalysts have appeared for hydrophosphination, a reaction that is spontaneous in some instances. This review presents a representative view of the literature based on known catalysts through mid-2022, highlighting extensions to unique substrates and advances in selectivity. While several excellent reviews have appeared for aspects of this transformation, this review is meant as a comprehensive guide to reported catalysts.




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