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Synthesis of Mono- and Difluoroacetyltrialkylsilanes and the Corresponding Enol Silyl Ethers

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posted on 2004-09-17, 00:00 authored by Seiichiro Higashiya, Woo Jin Chung, Dong Sung Lim, Silvana C. Ngo, Kelly, Paul J. Toscano, John T. Welch
A variety of mono- and difluoroacetylsilanes and the corresponding silyl enol ethers were prepared from trifluoroethanol and chlorotrialkylsilanes in the presence of LDA through retro-Brook rearrangement. Sterically demanding silyl groups, especially those bound to oxygen, resulted in higher yields of difluoroacetylsilanes. The yields of difluoroacetylsilanes were also dramatically affected by the method of the termination of the reaction. Difluorohaloacetylsilanes were prepared from the corresponding difluoroethenyl silyl ethers with electrophilic halogenating reagents in good yields. A γ-fluorinated β-diketone 9a was prepared from monofluoroacetyltriisopropylsilane by nucleophilic acylation with methyl trifluoroacetate.