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Direct Access to β-Fluorinated Aldehydes by Nitrite-Modified Wacker Oxidation

Chu, Crystal K. and Ziegler, Daniel T. and Carr, Brian and Wickens, Zachary K. and Grubbs, Robert H. (2016) Direct Access to β-Fluorinated Aldehydes by Nitrite-Modified Wacker Oxidation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (29). pp. 8435-8439. ISSN 1433-7851. PMCID PMC5013664.

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An aldehyde-selective Wacker-type oxidation of allylic fluorides proceeds with a nitrite catalyst. The method represents a direct route to prepare β-fluorinated aldehydes. Allylic fluorides bearing a variety of functional groups are transformed in high yield and very high regioselectivity. Additionally, the unpurified aldehyde products serve as versatile intermediates, thus enabling access to a diverse array of fluorinated building blocks. Preliminary mechanistic investigations suggest that inductive effects have a strong influence on the rate and regioselectivity of the oxidation.

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Grubbs, Robert H.0000-0002-0057-7817
Additional Information:© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received: April 7, 2016; Revised: April 26, 2016; First published: 25 May 2016. We thank Dr. David VanderVelde for NMR assistance and Dr. Peter Dornan for helpful discussions. We acknowledge KFUPM and ONR for financial support and the NIH NIGMS (F32GM116357) for a fellowship to D.Z.
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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)UNSPECIFIED
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NIH Postdoctoral FellowshipF32GM116357
Subject Keywords:aldehydes; fluorine; oxidation; palladium; regioselectivity
PubMed Central ID:PMC5013664
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Official Citation:C. K. Chu, D. T. Ziegler, B. Carr, Z. K. Wickens, R. H. Grubbs, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8435.
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