Dec 29, 2019
Silver‐Promoted Oxidative Benzylic C−H Trifluoromethoxylation

Abstract: A silver‐promoted oxidative benzylic C−H trifluoromethoxylation has been reported for the first time. With trifluoromethyl arylsulfonate as the trifluoromethoxylation reagent, various arenes, having diverse functional groups, undergo trifluoromethoxylation of their benzylic C−H bonds to form trifluoromethyl ethers under mild reaction conditions. In addition, the trifluoromethoxylation and the fluorination of methyl groups of electron‐rich arenes have been achieved to prepare α‐fluorobenzyl trifluoromethyl ethers in one step.