Synlett 2017; 28(01): 19-23
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588643
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Toward Sustainable Trifluoromethylation Reactions: Sodium Triflinate under the Spotlight

Quentin Lefebvre*a, b
  • aInstitute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Landoltweg 1, 52074, Aachen, Germany
  • bUniversité de Reims Champagne–Ardenne Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims (UMR 6229), Equipe de Photochimie, UFR Sciences, 51687 Reims, France   Email: quentin.lefebvre@ens-lyon.org
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Publication History

Received: 23 September 2016

Accepted after revision: 12 October 2016

Publication Date:
07 November 2016 (eFirst)

Dedicated to Dr. Bernard Langlois

Abstract

Direct trifluoromethylation of organic molecules is of upmost importance in medicinal chemistry and agrochemical research. However, finding sustainable reaction conditions should be a priority for chemists to improve the applicability of their research. Herein, we highlight recent advances in transition-metal-free and photochemical activation of sodium triflinate, a commercially available and easy-to-handle source of CF3 radical.

1. Introduction

2. Transition-Metal-Free Activation of Sodium Triflinate

3. Photochemical Activation of Sodium Triflinate

4. Conclusions and Outlook