Recent advances in fluorovinyl-containing compounds

N. A. Barnes, A. K. Brisdon, M. J. Ellis, R. G. Pritchard

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    The reaction of the HFC-replacements CF3CH2F (HFC-134a) and CF3CH2Cl (HCFC-133a) with two equivalents of butyllithium generates, in high yield, the fluorovinyllithium reagents CF2=CFLi and CF2=CClLi, respectively. These lithium reagents have been used to synthesise fluorovinyl-containing transition metal and main-group compounds in good yields. The resulting compounds may themselves then be used as stable transfer reagents. Here we report the synthesis of new fluorovinyl-containing organometallic complexes, fluorovinyl-containing phosphine ligands of the type RnP(CX=CF2)3-n (n = 1, 2; X = Cl, F) and their complexes. The single crystal X-ray structures of [Fe(η5-C5H5)(CO)2(CCl=CF 2)], cis-[PtBr2{PEt2(CF=CF2)}2] and trans-[PtCl2{PPh2(CCl=CF2)}2] are reported. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-45
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • Chlorodifluorovinyl
    • Coordination chemistry
    • Fluorovinyl
    • Organometallic
    • Perfluorovinyl
    • Structures
    • Synthesis
    • X-ray


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