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Simple, Stable, and Easily Accessible Well-Defined CuCF3 Aromatic Trifluoromethylating Agents

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  • Dr. Olesya A. Tomashenko,

    1. The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Avgda. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-825
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  • Eduardo C. Escudero-Adán,

    1. The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Avgda. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-825
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  • Dr. Marta Martínez Belmonte,

    1. The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Avgda. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-825
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  • Dr. Vladimir V. Grushin

    Corresponding author
    1. The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Avgda. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-825
    • The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Avgda. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-825
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  • We thank the ICIQ Foundation and Consolider Ingenio 2010 (Grant CSD2006-0003) for financial support.

Abstract

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Give me an F: Exceptionally easy to make in over 90 % yield (see scheme) and air-stable in the solid state, [(Ph3P)3Cu(CF3)] is a remarkable example of a rarely encountered well-defined Cu(I) trifluoromethylating agent and a convenient starting material for the synthesis of other CuCF3 complexes, such as [(phen)Cu(PPh3)(CF3)].

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