Stable Long-Chain Fluoroxy Compounds and Their Chemistry

William E. Barnette, Robert C. Wheland, William J. Middleton, Shlomo Rozen

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Certain alkalai metal salts of long-chain perfluorinated acids were reacted with nitrogen-diluted fluorine to produce oxidative solutions. The reaction conditions can be controlled to afford mainly acyl hypofluorites (RfCOOF) or fluoroxy species [RfCF2OF and RfCF(OF)2] which have been identified by both chemical reactions and 19F NMR studies. These solutions are useful in electrophilic fluorination reactions and as initiators for the polymerization of some fluorinated monomers. As initiators they produce polymers with fewer reactive end groups when compared with standard methods of initiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3698-3701
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 1985


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