P-C bond forming reactions for tertiary phosphine synthesis

P-C bond forming reactions are central to syntheses of tertiary phosphines, which in turn are essential components of many transition metal complexes used as catalysts in many organic transformations. Established P-C bond forming strategies require specifically activated organic substrates to achieve the required reactivity when connecting them to the phosphorus atom regiospecifically. The aim of our research in this area is to develop new synthetic routes to make a variety of tertiary phosphines from non-activated substrates, mainly aromates.PCbondforming