A facile synthesis of difluoromethylene compounds by oxidative fluorodesulfurization of dithioacetals using tetrabutylammonium dihydrogentrifluoride and N-halo compounds

Manabu Kuroboshi, Tamejiro Hiyama

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Abstract

Cyclic dithioacetals of aldehydes and ketones are converted into the corresponding difluoromethylene compounds with characteristic chemoselectivity by means of tetrabutyl-ammonium dihydrogen trifluoride and N-halo amides or imides (N-bromosuccinimide, N-iodosuccinimide and l,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin) in good to excellent yield. The substrates which have an acid-sensitive functionality or other easily fluorinated functionalities give the desired products without any damage to that functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-910
Number of pages2
JournalSynlett
Volume1991
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry

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