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Copper(i) reagent-promoted hydroxytrifluoromethylation of enamides: flexible synthesis of substituted-3-hydroxy-2-aryl-3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-1-arylethyl)isoindolin-1-one
- Wang, Qing, Shi, Peng, Zeng, Runsheng
- RSC advances 2018 v.8 no.46 pp. 25961-25965
- air, chemical bonding, copper, free radicals, ligands
- A novel CuBr-catalyzed hydroxytrifluoromethylation reaction was investigated. Substituted 3-benzylidene-2-arylisoindolin-1-ones was reacted with sodium trifluoromethanesulfinate to afford substituted-3-hydroxy-2-aryl-3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-1-arylethyl)isoindolin-1-one. The reaction proceeded at 25 °C in air atmosphere in the absence of base and ligands. Our results indicate that trifluoromethyl free radical tends to attack a double bond rather than aryl in this reaction.