Desulfurizing Difluorination Reaction of Benzyl Sulfides Using IF5
Tadahito Fukuhara, Shoji Hara*
*Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan, Email: sharaeng.hokudai.ac.jp
T. Fukuhara, S. Hara, Synlett, 2009, 198-200.
A desulfurizing difluorination reaction of benzyl sulfides having an electron-withdrawing group such as an ester, a ketone, a nitrile, or an amide in the presence of IF5 gave gem-difluoro compounds in good yield.
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