Catalytic dehalogenation of sp 2 C-F and C-Cl bonds in fluoro-and chloroalkenes

Alicia A. Peterson, Kristopher McNeill

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Catalytic dehalogenation of fluorinated and chlorinated ethylenes by (PPh 3) 3RhCl in the presence of Et 3SiH at 35 °C is described, and product identity and kinetic parameters were determined. This system has an intramolecular preference for Cl over F removal, an intermolecular preference for F- over Cl-containing alkenes, and a strong preference for sp 2 over sp 3 carbon-halogen bonds. Both the substitution pattern and the substituent identity are important in determining the rate of the dehalogenation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4938-4940
Number of pages3
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 9 2006

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