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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8046893, 7 pages
Research Article

Rapid and Efficient Synthesis of -Alkylenediphosphoric Acids from Phosphorus Oxychloride

1Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Mouloud Mammeri, BP 17 RP, 15000 Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
2UFR SMBH, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 74 rue Marcel Cachin, 93017 Bobigny, France

Received 2 November 2015; Revised 16 December 2015; Accepted 11 January 2016

Academic Editor: Marijan Kocevar

Copyright © 2016 Dalila Meziane et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this investigation was to develop an efficient, rapid, and selective method for the synthesis of -alkylenediphosphoric acids (HO)2(O)P-O--O-P(O)(OH)2 from reaction of several diols with phosphorus oxychloride. The reaction was investigated using three methodologies: (i) presence of a base, (ii) classical heating, and (iii) use of microwave irradiation. Influence of reaction temperature and molar ratio of reagents, as well as the nature of the solvent, was studied using these three different methods.