Synthesis 2012; 44(16): 2515-2518
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290823
practical synthetic procedures
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Convenient Preparation of Long-Chain Dialkyl Phosphates: Synthesis of Dialkyl Phosphates

R. Alan Aitken*
a  EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
,
Chris J. Collett
a  EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
b  SynOil Energy Services, 2000, 300 - 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3C4, Canada, Fax: +44(1334)463808   Email: [email protected]
,
Shaun T. E. Mesher
b  SynOil Energy Services, 2000, 300 - 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3C4, Canada, Fax: +44(1334)463808   Email: [email protected]
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Publication History

Received: 07 February 2012

Accepted after revision: 02 March 2012

Publication Date:
17 April 2012 (online)


Abstract

Reaction of phosphorus oxychloride with a primary alcohol (1.8 equiv) and triethylamine (1.8 equiv) in toluene, followed by filtration and treatment with steam, gives dialkyl phosphates in good yield and essentially free from trialkyl phosphate contamination.

 
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