Well-Defined Copper(I) Fluoroalkoxide Complexes for Trifluoroethoxylation of Aryl and Heteroaryl Bromides

Ronglu Huang, Yangjie Huang, Xiaoxi Lin, Mingguang Rong, Zhiqiang Weng

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© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Copper(I) fluoroalkoxide complexes bearing dinitrogen ligands were synthesized and the structure and reactivity of the complexes toward trifluoroethoxylation, pentafluoropropoxylation, and tetrafluoropropoxylation of aryl and heteroaryl bromides were investigated. Efficiency drive: A series of copper(I) fluoroalkoxide complexes bearing N,N ligands have been prepared and structurally characterized. These well-defined complexes serve as efficient reagents for the fluoroalkoxylation of aryl and heteroaryl bromides to produce a wide range of trifluoroethyl, pentafluoropropyl, and tetrafluoropropyl (hetero)aryl ethers in good to excellent yields.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5736-5739
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number19
StatePublished - Mar 17 2015
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (grant number 21372044), the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (grant number 20123514110003), and Fuzhou University (grant numbers 022318, 022494) is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Prof. Kuo-Wei Huang (KAUST) for insightful discussions.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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