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Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Aryldifluoroalkylation of Alkynes

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posted on 06.11.2015, 00:00 by Yu-Tao He, Qiang Wang, Lian-Hua Li, Xue-Yuan Liu, Peng-Fei Xu, Yong-Min Liang
A palladium-catalyzed aryldifluoroalkylation of alkynes with ethyl difluoroiodoacetate and arylboronic acids as reaction partners is described. The alkyne difunctionalization process provides various aryldifluoroalkylated products in one pot under mild reaction conditions. A wide range of alkynes and diverse arylboronic acids are compatible with these reaction conditions. High reaction efficiency and broad substrate scope are the notable features of this transformation. Preliminary mechanistic investigations indicate that a difluoroalkyl radical addition pathway is involved in this transformation.