Iron-catalyzed electrochemical C–H perfluoroalkylation of arenes
A new iron-catalyzed reaction for the coupling of perfluoroalkyl iodides (RFI) with aromatic substrates is described. The perfluoroalkylated arene products are obtained in good to excellent yields in the presence of a [(bpy)Fe(II)] catalyst (10%) electrochemically regenerated or generated from [(bpy)Fe(III)] at room temperature. The development, scope, and preliminary mechanistic studies of these transformations are reported.
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