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Fluorination of Methylenecyclopropanes for Preparing Alkenyl Fluorides

  • Liu-Zhu Yu
  • Min ShiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1855-8_37-1


Methylenecyclopropanes (MCPs) and vinylidenecyclopropanes (VDCPs), as highly strained but easily accessible molecules, have been widely used in synthetic chemistry for the short construction of molecular complexity [ 1]. MCPs and VDCPs can undergo a variety of ring-opening reactions because the release of cyclopropyl ring strain provides a thermodynamic driving force and the π-character of the three-membered ring bonds affords the kinetic opportunity to initiate the unleashing of the strain [ 1a]. In the past decades, many structurally useful and diverse carbo- and heterocyclic compounds have been synthesized using MCPs and VDCPs as versatile synthons in the presence of transition metal catalysts and Lewis or Brønsted acid catalysts [ 2]. For the transition metal-mediated reactions, various metal-catalyzed pathways, such as oxidative addition to distant or proximal C–C bond [ 3] and regioselective hydrometallation [ 4] or carbometalation [ 5] of C=C bond via anti-Markovnikov or...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of ScienceShanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina