Diethyl 4-methoxybenzylphosphonate is used in synthesis of C-aryl glycosides. It acts as a reactant for synthesis of γ -Monofluorinated goniothalamin analogs via ring-opening hydrofluorination, stilbenoid derivatives with neuroprotective activity, resveratrol-chroman hybrids with antioxidant activity, Oligostilbenoids using regioselective cyclodehydration and arylation.
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Jie Yang; Guo-Yun Liu; Dong-Liang Lu; Fang Dai; Yi-Ping Qian; Xiao-Ling Jin; Bo Zhou. Hybrid-increased radical-scavenging activity of resveratrol derivatives by incorporating a chroman moiety of vitamin E.Chemistry: A European Journal. 2010,16 (43), 12808-12813.
Used in synthesis of C-aryl glycosides: J. Org. Chem., 57, 5670 (1992).