Controlled chemistry of Moisture Sensitive Reagents in Ionic Liquids

E. J. Amigues, C. Hardacre, G. Keane, M. E. Migaud, S. E. Norman, W. R. Pitner

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Many reactions involving phosphorus reagents require highly anhydrous and inert conditions for their successful implementation. In particular, the use of PCl3 and its derivatives for synthesis is often hampered by the inherent sensitivity of the materials themselves. Ionic liquids are emerging as green alternative solvents for a range of processes, and in particular have proven to be excellent media for highly sensitive phosphorus reagents without the need for anhydrous or inert conditions. Herein, we report the use of ionic liquids as both storage and reaction media which allows difficult and sensitive chemistry to be achieved in a more accessible manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMOLTEN SALTS AND IONIC LIQUIDS 17
EditorsDM Fox, M Mizuhata, HC DeLong, RA Mantz, PC Trulove
Place of PublicationPENNINGTON
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-60768-176-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event218th Electrochemical Society Meeting - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 201015 Oct 2010


Conference218th Electrochemical Society Meeting
Abbreviated titleECS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Internet address


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