Trifluoromethyl ethers R-OCF3 are easily synthesized from the corresponding dithiocarbonates R-OCS2Me (R = aryl or primary alkyl) by a reagent system consisting of 70% HF/pyridine and an N-halo imide. When the reaction is applied to R-OCS2Me wherein R = secondary alkyl, tertiary alkyl, or benzylic group, fluorination leading to the corresponding alkyl fluorides R-F is achieved, whereas a combination of 50% HF/pyridine and N- bromosuccinimide affords the corresponding trifluoromethyl ethers R-OCF3 (R = secondary).
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2000|
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