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Trifluoromethyl-Substituted Sulfonium Ylide: Rh-Catalyzed Carbenoid Addition to Trifluoromethylthioether

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posted on 2015-06-05, 00:00 authored by Yafei Liu, Xinxin Shao, Panpan Zhang, Long Lu, Qilong Shen
A highly efficient Rh-catalyzed carbenoid addition to trifluoro­methyl­thioether for the formation of trifluoromethyl-substituted sulfonium ylide is described. The trifluoro­methyl-substituted sulfonium ylide can act as an electrophilic trifluoro­methylation reagent, as demonstrated by trifluoro­methylation of β-ketoesters and aryl iodides.

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