Electrostatically enhanced phosphoric acids: A tool in Brønsted acid catalysis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations


A novel type of phosphoric acid catalyst with enhanced reactivity is reported. These compounds possess one or two positively charged centers which electrostatically activate them. This is illustrated in several bond-forming transformations including Friedel-Crafts and Diels-Alder reactions as well as a ring-opening polymerization. Rate accelerations corresponding to orders of magnitude are observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5812-5815
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Electrostatically enhanced phosphoric acids: A tool in Brønsted acid catalysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this