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Babcock_Hall:

--- Quote from: rolnor on January 13, 2022, 01:51:04 PM ---Yes, I dont know the acidity of the phosphonate, maybe its more acidic then the Fmoc-proton. Its a good suggestion to mix the base and phosphonate first.

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Some time ago I found a pKa of 18.6 for (EtO)2P(O)CH2CO2Et, which I believe is in DMSO.  I have not yet found pKa values for common β-sulfonylphosphonates, but I think that they are likely to be in this vicinity.  The presence of the lithium ion in the reaction will lower the pKa of the β-sulfonyl phosphonate, but I don't know by how much.  The 1984 Tet. Lett. paper by Blanchette M et al., suggests that the effect is roughly 7 pH units relative to the potassium ion with respect to the carboxylate derivative.

rolnor:
I think Dibal is much less basic than LAH so maybe there is no problem?
Its not a suggestion for you, but a good way to make aldehydes is to cleave double bonds with OsO4/NaIO4, its very mild and neutral. You can use ozone/dimethyl sulfide also but its more work if you dont have the apparatus to make ozone.
I have used old dinitrophenyl hydrazine and its not critical, if it forms a yellow solution it works.
I think for safety reasons it sold with some moisture in it?

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