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Keywords:

  • alkenes;
  • arenes;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • fluorine;
  • transition metals
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It′s a rate thing: Crucial conceptual advances have allowed for the development of a Pd-mediated pathway to Caryl[BOND]F by using either electrophilic (right) or nucleophilic (left) fluorinating reagents. Of significance is the recognition that PdIV intermediates reduce the barrier to C[BOND]F reductive elimination and the use of an ancillary bulky ligand to force reductive elimination from a 14-electron PdII complex.