Researchers at LIOS find a solution to currently unavailable fluorodiazomethane

Janis Veliks et al. have presented an alternative solution to the unavailable fluorodiazomethane (CHFN2) – so far a missing one-carbon C1 piece in fluorine chemistry.

This is the first example of an iron porphyrin catalyzed fluoromethylene transfer from (2,4-dimethylphenyl)(fluoromethyl)(phenyl)sulfonium tetrafluoroborate to unactivated alkenes.

The new approach has been published in the journal Organic Letters (IF=6.005).

Read the article:

Sperga, A.; Zacs, D.; Veliks, J.
Iron-Catalyzed Fluoromethylene Transfer from a Sulfonium Reagent.
Org. Lett., 2022. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c01757