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Issue 70, 2018
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Photochemical activation of SF6 by N-heterocyclic carbenes to provide a deoxyfluorinating reagent

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Abstract

The activation of the greenhouse gas SF6 using electron-rich N-heterocyclic carbenes gave 2,2-difluoroimidazolines or 2,2-difluoroimidazolidines as well as 2-thio derivatives of the carbene precursors. The N-heterocyclic carbenes can also convert SF4 to give similar products. The difluoroimidazolidine derivatives were applied in deoxyfluorination reactions. Furthermore, the activation of SF6 and the fluorination can be coupled in a one-pot process to convert 1-octanol into 1-fluorooctane.

Graphical abstract: Photochemical activation of SF6 by N-heterocyclic carbenes to provide a deoxyfluorinating reagent

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Submitted
08 Jul 2018
Accepted
06 Aug 2018
First published
07 Aug 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 9753-9756
Article type
Communication

Photochemical activation of SF6 by N-heterocyclic carbenes to provide a deoxyfluorinating reagent

P. Tomar, T. Braun and E. Kemnitz, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 9753
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05494K

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