We report herein a highly efficient Cu-catalyzed protocol for the conversion of aliphatic carboxylic acids to the corresponding difluoromethylated analogues. This robust, operationally simple and scalable protocol tolerates a variety of functional groups and can convert a diverse array of acid-containing complex molecules to the alkyl-CF2H products. Mechanistic studies support the involvement of alkyl radicals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry