Lingui Zhu

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An unprecedented radical (phenylsulfonyl)difluoromethylation of terminal alkenes with PhSO2CF2I has been achieved by using Et3B/air as an initiator. This synthetic methodology was also used in the one-pot regioselective preparation of PhSO2CF2-substituted alkanes, and in the regio- and stereoselective preparation of PhSO2CF2-substituted alkenes with high(More)
Trifluoroethylarenes are found in a variety of biologically active molecules, and strategies for accessing this substructure are important for developing therapeutic candidates and biological probes. Trifluoroethylarenes can be directly accessed via nucleophilic trifluoromethylation of benzylic electrophiles; however, current catalytic methods do not(More)
[reaction: see text] Highly stereoselective nucleophilic monofluoromethylation of (R)-(tert-butanesulfinyl)imines with fluoromethyl phenyl sulfone was achieved to afford alpha-monofluoromethylamines with a nonchelation-controlled stereoselectivity mode. By using the same chemistry, (R)-(tert-butanesulfinyl)imines bearing a terminal tosylate (OTs) group can(More)
Difluoromethyl 2-pyridyl sulfone, a previously unknown compound, was found to act as a novel and efficient gem-difluoroolefination reagent for both aldehydes and ketones. It was found that the fluorinated sulfinate intermediate in the reaction is relatively stable, which can be observed by (19)F NMR and trapped with CH(3)I.
Fluorinated organic compounds have a long history in medicinal chemistry, and synthetic methods to access target fluorinated compounds are undergoing a revolution. One powerful strategy for the installation of fluorinecontaining functional groups includes decarboxylative reactions. Benefits of decarboxylative approaches potentially include: 1) readily(More)
The conversion of an alcohol-based functional group, into a trifluoromethyl analogue is a desirable transformation. However, few methods are capable of converting O-based electrophiles into trifluoromethanes. The copper-mediated trifluoromethylation of benzylic xanthates using Umemoto's reagent as the source of CF3 to form C-CF3 bonds is described. The(More)
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