The reaction of β-ethoxyvinyl trifluoromethyl ketone 1 with O-nucleophiles such as alcohols and diols leads to various derivatives of trifluoroacetyl acetaldehyde, such as β-alkoxyvinyl trifluoromethyl ketones 3 and cyclic keto acetals 4. Several derivatives synthesized contain chiral auxiliaries. Reduction of the compounds 1, 3, 4 under various reaction conditions leads to the trifluoroaldol derivatives 6, 7, 9, 10 containing a protected aldehyde group. The compounds obtained are useful building blocks in fluoroorganic synthesis.
- Chiral auxiliary
- Fluorinated β-alkoxyvinyl ketones
- Fluorinated β-keto acetals