Organophosphorus Chemistry: Volume 50
Green synthetic approaches in organophosphorus chemistry: recent developments
Published:20 Jul 2021
Organophosphorus chemistry is a very broad and exciting field, with potential opportunities to researchers involved in multi-disciplinary areas of scientific endeavour including organic, medicinal, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial chemistry. Organophosphorus compounds find extensive applications in all these fields owing to their inherent physical and biological properties. Since its first development in the 90s, the topic of green and sustainable chemistry has now attained a considerable growth over the past twenty-five years and has become much more popular among the researchers working in all branches of chemical science. As part of these noteworthy developments, synthetic organic chemists have also been motivated to develop eco-friendly methodologies for generating phosphorus-functionalized compounds of potential interest, focusing on various aspects of green chemistry principles, and as a result, considerable progress towards green and sustainable chemistry has been accomplished during the last decade. In continuation of our earlier contributions, this present chapter is also aimed to offer an overview of such developments in the field of green synthetic approaches in organophosphorus chemistry reported during the year 2019.