Organic Chemistry Portal



Palladium-Catalyzed Reductive Conversion of Acyl Fluorides via Ligand-Controlled Decarbonylation

Yohei Ogiwara*, Yuka Sakurai, Hiroyuki Hattori and Norio Sakai*

*Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan, Email:,

Y. Ogiwara, Y. Sakuria, H. Hattori, N. Sakai, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 4164-4167.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01582

see article for more reactions


The combination of Pd(OAc)2/Et3SiH enables ligand-controlled non-decarbonylative and decarbonylative conversions of acyl fluorides. When tricyclohexylphosphine (PCy2) was used as the ligand, aldehydes were obtained as simple reductive conversion products, whereas 1,2-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)ethane (Cy2P(CH2)2PCy2, DCPE) as the ligand favored the formation of hydrocarbons as decarbonylative reduction products.

see article for more examples

Key Words

synthesis of aldehydes, decarboxylations, triethylsilane

ID: J54-Y2018