Rhodium-catalyzed substitution reaction of aryl fluorides with disulfides: P-orientation in the polyarylthiolation of polyfluorobenzenes

Mieko Arisawa, Takaaki Suzuki, Tomofumi Ishikawa, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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Abstract

In the presence of a catalytic amount of RhH(PPh3)4 and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)benzene, an aromatic fluoride, an organic disulfide (0.5 equiv), and triphenylphosphine (0.5 equiv) reacted in refluxing chlorobenzene to give an aryl sulfide in high yield. Since triphenylphosphine trapped fluoride atoms forming phosphine difluoride, both organothio groups of the disulfide reacted effectively, and the fluoride substituent reacted more readily than the chloride and bromide. The reaction of hexafluorobenzene and a diaryl disulfide gave 1,4-diarylthio-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene, 1,2,4,5-tetraarylthio-3,6-difluorobenzene, and hexaarylthiobenzene in a stepwise manner; pentafluorobenzene gave 1-arylthio-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene; 1,2,3,4-tetrafluorobenzene gave 1,2-diarylthio-3,6-difluorobenzene; and 1,2,4,5-tetrafluorobenzene gave 1,4-diarylthio-2-5-difluorobenzene. The polyarylthiolation reaction of polyfluorobenzenes exhibited a strong tendency to form 1,4-difluorobenzenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12214-12215
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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