The perfluorinated alcohols c-C6F11OH, c-C6F10-1,1-(OH)2 and c-C6F10-1-(CF3)OH†
The thermally unstable α-fluoroalcohol undecafluorocyclohexanol (c-C6F11OH) was prepared by addition of hydrogen fluoride to the corresponding ketone. c-C6F10(CF3)OH was obtained by protonation of its alkoxide [NMe4]+[C7F13O]−. Decafluorocyclohexane-1,1-diol (c-C6F10(OH)2) was prepared by acidic workup of the corresponding alkoxide [NMe4]+[C6F11O]− with sulfuric acid, which yielded (c-C6F10(OH)2) and fluorosulfonic acid. The structures of c-C6F10(CF3)OH·2H2O and of (c-C6F10(OH)2) were elucidated by single-crystal X-ray and gas-phase electron-diffraction studies.
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