Nucleophilic routes to selectively fluorinated aromatic compounds starting from cheap and readily available nitroaromatics are reviewed. Me3SiCF3, in conjunction with a fluoride, can be used as either a fluorinating or trifluoromethylating agent, and is capable of both the trifluoromethyldenitration and trifluoromethyldecyanation of an aromatic molecule. Nucleophilic trifluoromethylthiolation can be achieved using thiophosgene and a fluoride. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF FLUORINE CHEMISTRY|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2000|