Catalytic halodefluorination of aliphatic carbon–fluorine bonds

Craig Fraser, Rowan Young, Kelvin Goh, Arup Sinha

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A variety of halosilanes, in conjunction with aluminum catalysts, convert fluorocarbons into higher halocarbons. Bromination and iodination of fluorocarbons are more effective than chlorination in terms of yield and activity. The mechanism for the reaction is investigated utilizing experimental and computational evidence and preliminary results suggest an alternate mechanism to that reported for the related hydrodefluorination reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42708-42712
JournalRSC Advances
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2016


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