The β-(trifluoromethyl)vinyl sulfides on treatment with n-BuLi/TMEDA at -78 °C were readily lithiated at an α-position of the sulfanyl group, and the generated β-trifluoromethyl-α-sulfanylvinyl anions were reacted with a variety of electrophiles to give the corresponding β-trifluoromethyl-α-functionalized-vinyl sulfides 4aa-4aq in good to excellent yields. The reactivity of some products has been examined. The palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction as well as homo-coupling reaction of 4af provided the corresponding products in good yields, respectively. The Diels-Alder reaction of cyclic dienes and 14 derived from 4ao provided the desired six-membered cyclic products with high endo-trifluoromethyl group selectivity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry