Catalytic trifluoromethylation of aryl- and vinylboronic acids by 2-cyclopropyl-1-(trifluoromethyl)benzo[b]thiophenium triflate.

Catalytic trifluoromethylation of aryl- and vinylboronic acids by 2-cyclopropyl-1-(trifluoromethyl)benzo[b]thiophenium triflate is described. In the presence of a catalytic amount of CuOAc and 2,4,6-collidine in ethyl acetate, the reaction proceeded in good to high yields for various substrates under mild reaction conditions at room temperature.