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Keywords:

  • alkanes;
  • copper;
  • fluorine;
  • phase-transfer catalysis;
  • synthetic methods
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A group effort: Reported is the title reaction using a polycomponent catalytic system involving commercially available Selectfluor, a putative radical precursor N-hydroxyphthalimide, an anionic phase-transfer catalyst (KB(C6F5)4), and a copper(I) bis(imine). The catalyst system formed leads to monofluorinated compounds selectively (see example) without the necessity for an excess of the alkane substrate.