Observations on the α-fluorination of α-phenylsulfanyl esters using (difluoroiodo)toluene

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α-Phenylthio esters are fluorinated in the α-position when treated with the hypervalent iodine reagent 4-MeC6H4IF2. Excess reagent can lead to α-fluoro sulfoxides, which can then undergo thermal syn elimination to produce vinyl fluorides. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4463-4466
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
StatePublished - 2000