Douglas C Bland

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This paper describes the room-temperature S(N)Ar fluorination of aryl halides and nitroarenes using anhydrous tetramethylammonium fluoride (NMe4F). This reagent effectively converts aryl-X (X = Cl, Br, I, NO2, OTf) to aryl-F under mild conditions (often room temperature). Substrates for this reaction include electron-deficient heteroaromatics (22 examples)(More)
[structure] Various substituted pyridines can be prepared regioselectively by a sequence involving an intramolecular thermal or high-pressure Diels-Alder cycloaddition of an oximino malonate dienophile tethered to a dienic carboxylic acid, followed by mild aromatization of the resulting cycloadduct with cesium carbonate in DMF at room temperature.
This article focuses on the development of practical approaches to the in situ generation of anhydrous fluoride salts for applications in nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) reactions. We report herein that a variety of combinations of inexpensive nucleophiles (e.g., tetraalkylammonium cyanide and phenoxide salts) and fluorine-containing electrophiles(More)
The reaction of acid fluorides with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) produces anhydrous acyl azolium fluorides. With appropriate selection of acid fluoride and NHC, these salts can be used for the room temperature SNAr fluorination of a variety of aryl chlorides and nitroarenes.
This paper describes the fluorination of nitrogen heterocycles using anhydrous NBu4F. Quinoline derivatives as well as a number of 3- and 5-substituted pyridines undergo high-yielding fluorination at room temperature using this reagent. These results with anhydrous NBu4F compare favorably to traditional halex fluorinations using alkali metal fluorides,(More)
This report describes a method for the deoxyfluorination of phenols with sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2) and tetramethylammonium fluoride (NMe4F) via aryl fluorosulfonate (ArOFs) intermediates. We first demonstrate that the reaction of ArOFs with NMe4F proceeds under mild conditions (often at room temperature) to afford a broad range of electronically diverse and(More)
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