Volume 92 Issue 42 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 20, 2014

Variation On An HF Fluorination Theme

Designer fluorinating reagent provides regioselective synthesis of fluoroalkenes from alkynes
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Organic SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: fluorination, hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid, DMPU, Olah’s reagent

Hydrogen fluoride has long been used as a low-cost and efficient fluorinating reagent. And when not used directly, HF is used to prepare nearly all other fluorinating reagents. But HF is a hazardous gas at room temperature and hard to handle. A research team led by Gerald B. Hammond and Bo Xu at the University of Louisville has come up with an easy way to tame HF for . . .

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