Reagent-dependent formation of C-C and C-F bonds in Pt complexes: An unexpected twist in the electrophilic fluorination chemistry

Ariela W. Kaspi, Israel Goldberg, Arkadi Vigalok*

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Abstract

Cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes (C-P)Pt(Aryl)py undergo oxidative addition reaction upon treatment with electrophilic fluorination reagents, XeF2 or N-fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate, giving eventually products of C-C coupling. However, when aryl = mesityl, the two reagents give completely different products: the N-F salt still favors the C-C coupling reaction while XeF2 gives the unprecedented benzylic fluorination of one of the ortho-methyl groups of the mesityl ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10626-10627
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Aug 2010

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