Perfluoroalcohols: The Preparation and Crystal Structures of Heptafluorocyclobutanol and Hexafluorocyclobutane-1,1-diol.

The first X-ray crystal structure of an α-fluoroalcohol is reported. Heptafluorocyclobutanol was obtained in quantitative yield from hexafluorocyclobutanone by HF addition in anhydrous hydrogen fluoride. The compound was characterized by its X-ray single crystal structure. Heptafluorocyclobutanol readily undergoes hydrolysis to hexafluorocyclobutane-1,1… CONTINUE READING