Benzoyl Fluorides as Fluorination Reagents: Reconstruction of Acyl Fluorides via Reversible Acyl C-F Bond Cleavage/Formation in Palladium Catalysis

Yohei Ogiwara, Shintaro Hosaka, Norio Sakai

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This report describes the formation of value-added acyl fluorides by means of palladium-catalyzed acyl-exchange reactions between acyl fluorides and acid anhydrides. This method allows using a simple and commercially available acyl fluoride, benzoyl fluoride, as the fluoride source for the easy and efficient preparation of a variety of more complex acyl fluorides. The results of this study suggest that this reaction proceeds via a reversible acyl C-F bond cleavage/formation at the palladium center.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020


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