Oxidation of primary alcohols to acyl fluorides using BrF3

Shlomo Rozen*, Iris Ben-David

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Aliphatic and alicyclic primary alcohols when treated with BrF3 were rapidly oxidized to the corresponding acyl fluorides. The reaction is of an ionic nature. The main by-product was found to be the symmetrical ester which originates from the reaction between the acyl fluoride and unreacted starting alcohol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996


FundersFunder number
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Israel Science Foundation


    • Acyl fluorides
    • Bromine trifluoride
    • Fluorine
    • IR spectroscopy
    • NMR spectroscopy
    • Oxidation


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