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Preparation of iodonium ylides: probing the fluorination of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with a fluoroiodane

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The isolation of iodonium ylide 8, from the reaction of fluoroiodane 1 with ethyl 3-oxo-3-phenylpropanoate 5 in the presence of potassium fluoride, provides strong evidence that 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds undergo an addition reaction with fluoroiodane 1 to form an iodonium intermediate which can be deprotonated to generate an iodonium ylide. In the presence of TREAT-HF, however, the iodonium intermediate reacts to form the 2-fluoro-1,3-dicarbonyl product and we propose that fluoroiodane 1 simulates electrophilic fluorination via an addition/substitution mechanism. Further evidence to support this mechanism was obtained by successfully reacting the isolated iodonium ylide 8 with TREAT-HF, hydrochloric acid, acetic acid and p-toluenesulfonic acid to form the 2-fluoro-, 2-chloro-, 2-acetyl- and 2-tosyl-1,3-ketoesters respectively.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of iodonium ylides: probing the fluorination of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with a fluoroiodane

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2014, accepted on 22 Jan 2015 and first published on 22 Jan 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA15733H
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RSC Adv., 2015,5, 16501-16506

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    Preparation of iodonium ylides: probing the fluorination of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with a fluoroiodane

    G. C. Geary, E. G. Hope, K. Singh and A. M. Stuart, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 16501
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA15733H

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