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Copper-catalyzed synthesis of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl selenoethers and their insecticidal activities

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Abstract

A simple and efficient protocol for the copper-catalyzed synthesis of aryl or alkyl 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl selenoethers has been developed. This reaction proceeded smoothly in the presence of CuI/phen as the catalyst, with elemental selenium, 1,1,1-trifluoro-2-iodoethane, and NaBH4 as reagents in DMF with a broad scope of functionalized (hetero)aryl or alkyl halides. Different functional groups were tolerated and moderate to excellent yields of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl selenoethers were obtained. Some of the synthesized compounds exhibited promising insecticidal activities.

Graphical abstract: Copper-catalyzed synthesis of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl selenoethers and their insecticidal activities

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The article was received on 25 Oct 2018, accepted on 14 Nov 2018 and first published on 16 Nov 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02647E
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 9269-9273
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    Copper-catalyzed synthesis of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl selenoethers and their insecticidal activities

    J. Dong, Z. Li and Z. Weng, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 9269
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02647E

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