Reaction of elemental phosphorus with phenols

  • B. E. Ivanov
  • E. K. Badeeva
  • S. S. Krokhina
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The composition and yield of the products formed upon the reaction of elemental phosphorus with phenols depends on the acidity of the phenol and the nature of the ring substituent. The phenol pKa range, in which the reaction of elemental phosphorus with phenols is possible, is 9–11.


Phosphorus Phenol Acidity Elemental Phosphorus Ring Substituent 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Ivanov
    • 1
  • E. K. Badeeva
    • 1
  • S. S. Krokhina
    • 1
  1. 1.A. E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, Kazan BranchAcademy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR

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