Dis-assembly of a benzylic CF3 group mediated by a niobium(III) imido complex

Thomas L. Gianetti, Robert G. Bergman, John Arnold

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Abstract

All three C-F bonds in CF3-substituted arenes are activated by a niobium imido complex, driven by the formation of strong Nb-F bonds. The mechanism of this transformation was studied by NMR spectroscopy, which revealed the involvement of Nb(III). Attempts to extend this chemistry to nonaromatic CF3 groups led to intramolecular reactivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8145-8148
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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