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E.V. Matveeva, I.L. Odinets, V.A. Kozlov, A.S. Shaplov, T.A. Mastryukova. Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, v. 47, P. 7645-7648.
Room-temperature imidazolium ionic liquids, [Rmim][X], proved to be environmentally benign recyclable solvents promoting the Michaelis-Arbuzov rearrangement, which can be performed even at room temperature in a short period of time. The best ionic liquid of choice depended on the starting phosphorus(III) ester, namely, for triethyl phosphite [bmim][NTf2] demonstrated better results while for ethyl diphenylphosphinite it was [hmim][Br].
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.08.050