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Enhanced selectivity in the conversion of methanol to 2,2,3-trimethylbutane (triptane) over zinc iodide by added phosphorous or hypophosphorous acid

Bercaw, John E. and Grubbs, Robert H. and Hazari, Nilay and Labinger, Jay A. and Li, Xingwei (2007) Enhanced selectivity in the conversion of methanol to 2,2,3-trimethylbutane (triptane) over zinc iodide by added phosphorous or hypophosphorous acid. Chemical Communications, 2007 (28). pp. 2974-2976. ISSN 1359-7345. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BERcc07

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Abstract

The yield of triptane from the reaction of methanol with zinc iodide is dramatically increased by addition of phosphorous or hypophosphorous acid, via transfer of hydride from a P–H bond to carbocationic intermediates.


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Grubbs, Robert H.0000-0002-0057-7817
Labinger, Jay A.0000-0002-1942-9232
Additional Information:The journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2007. Received (in Cambridge, UK) 11th April 2007, Accepted 6th June 2007. First published on the web 20th June 2007. We thank Glenn Sunley and Patrick Vagner for useful discussions, and Eugene Zaluzec for obtaining the PIANO analysis. This work was supported by BP through the MC^2 program. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Experimental details, additional tabular results, 31P NMR spectra, and discussion of mechanistic alternatives. See DOI: 10.1039/b705470j
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