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Activation of C–F bonds in fluoroarenes by N-heterocyclic carbenes as an effective route to synthesize abnormal NHC complexes

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Abstract

IPr (1a) reacts with octafluorotoluene by an unexpected sequential substitution of fluorides in two separate rings. The resulting tetrasubstituted imidazolium salt was isolated and elaborated into Ag(I) and Au(I) complexes with a novel abnormal NHC ligand. Both IPr (1a) and IMes (1b) were also found to be moderately reactive by nucleophilic substitution of the aromatic C–F bond in a weakly-activated fluoroarene, 1-fluoro-4-trifluoromethylbenzene (5).

Graphical abstract: Activation of C–F bonds in fluoroarenes by N-heterocyclic carbenes as an effective route to synthesize abnormal NHC complexes

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The article was received on 11 Jun 2016, accepted on 11 Aug 2016 and first published on 11 Aug 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04896J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10922-10925
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    Activation of C–F bonds in fluoroarenes by N-heterocyclic carbenes as an effective route to synthesize abnormal NHC complexes

    Y. Kim and E. Lee, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10922
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04896J

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