Sodium Dodecylphosphonate: An Efficient Anionic Surfactant for the Green Synthesis of α-Hydroxy Phosphonates in Micellar Media

Soheila Ghassamipour, Zahra Fotoohabadi, Nasim Mohammadpour Ghalati, Uranous Niroumand


A simple and green synthesis of α-hydroxy phosphonates has been performed by reaction between aldehydes and triethyl phosphite using sodium dodecylphosphonate as anionic surfactant in micellar media under reflux conditions. The novel structures were recognized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and 31P-NMR. The employ of green media, clean reaction profiles, simple experimental and work up procedures and high yields are some of the unique features of this process.

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