Levason, W., Patel, R. and Reid, G.
Catalytic air oxidation of tertiary arylphosphines in the presence of tin(IV) iodide
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 688, (1-2), . (doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2003.07.025).
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Arylphosphines including Ph3P, o-C6H4(PPh2)(2) and Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2 are cleanly and quantitatively converted into the corresponding phosphine oxides on reaction with dry air or dioxygen in CH2Cl2 solution in the presence of catalytic amounts of SnI4.
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