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Electron-catalyzed radical perfluoroalkylation of organic sulfides: the serendipitous use of the TMEDA/I2 complex as a radical initiator

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Abstract

Radical initiation for the perfluoroalkylation reaction of sulfides has been performed using the complex [(TMEDA)I·I3] and visible light. This methodology bypasses the use of metal(organo)catalysts where the complex [(TMEDA)I·I3] acts as a good electron donor/reductant radical initiating agent. Biologically relevant sulfides are easily substituted with RF moieties employing a mild and environmentally benign radical strategy starting from readily available RFI.

Graphical abstract: Electron-catalyzed radical perfluoroalkylation of organic sulfides: the serendipitous use of the TMEDA/I2 complex as a radical initiator

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2017, accepted on 24 Apr 2017 and first published on 25 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00236J
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Advance Article
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    Electron-catalyzed radical perfluoroalkylation of organic sulfides: the serendipitous use of the TMEDA/I2 complex as a radical initiator

    D. E. Yerien, S. Barata-Vallejo, B. Camps, A. E. Cristófalo, M. E. Cano, M. L. Uhrig and A. Postigo, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00236J

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