We have made a systematic investigation on the copper(0)-mediated tetrafluoroethylenation of iodobenzene with structurally diverse 2-bromo-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl compounds. A comparison of this reaction with 1,2,2-trifluoro-1-phenylethylation and the known functionalized difluoroalkylation demonstrates that the substituent R of alpha,alpha-difluoroalkyl copper species RCF2Cu plays a crucial role on their reactivity, which is believed to be useful for the development of new fluoroalkylation reactions under the promotion of transition metals. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Zhu JM,Ni CF,Gao B,et al. Copper(0)-mediated fluoroalkylation of iodobenzene with 2-bromo-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl compounds: Investigation on the influence of R substituent on the reactivity of RCF2Cu species[J]. J. Fluor. Chem.,2015,171:139-147.