A unique chelating effect of Sc(OTf)3 to organofluorine compounds

Hiroshi Kajiro, Atsunori Mori, Yasushi Nishihara, Tamejiro Hiyama

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The scandium trifluoromethanesulfonate-catalyzed cleavage of acetate bearing two or three fluorine atoms at a position β to an acetoxy group proceeds exceptionally rapidly. The high efficiency of the hydrolysis is caused by a chelating effect of scandium with the fluorine atoms and an acetate moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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