Utilizing capillary gas chromatography mass spectrometry to determine 4-benzotrifluoride t-butyl ether as a reaction by-product in fluoxetine synthesized using potassium t-butoxide as base.

@article{Robbins2003UtilizingCG,
  title={Utilizing capillary gas chromatography mass spectrometry to determine 4-benzotrifluoride t-butyl ether as a reaction by-product in fluoxetine synthesized using potassium t-butoxide as base.},
  author={David K Robbins and Paul N Dodson and Lynne A Buccilli and David Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={63-74}
}
Fluoxetine hydrochloride has been prepared using two similar synthetic routes, both of which rely upon an ether formation reaction mediated by a base. The base used can affect the impurity profile of this reaction. It was proposed that the synthesis of fluoxetine carried out using potassium t-butoxide as base and 4-chlorobenzotrifluoride (or 4-fluorobenzotrifluoride) in the ether formation step may result in the formation of 4-benzotrifluoride t-butyl ether as a reaction by-product. To test… CONTINUE READING