Transition-metal-free, room-temperature radical azidofluorination of unactivated alkenes in aqueous solution†‡
We report herein the transition-metal-free azidofluorination of unactivated alkenes. Thus, the condensation of various alkenes with TMSN3 and Selectfluor in aqueous CH3CN at RT led to the efficient and regioselective synthesis of β-fluorinated alkyl azides with excellent functional group compatibility and good stereoselectivity. A single electron transfer mechanism involving the oxidative generation of azidyl radicals is proposed.
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