1-Bromo-2-trifluoroacetylcyclobutenes as novel building blocks for the construction of trifluoromethyl substituted heterocycles. Part 2: Synthesis of trifluoromethyl substituted thiophenes, condensed with cyclobutene moieties
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2010/08/01 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2010.04.007
Journal: Journal of Fluorine Chemistry
AbstractThis paper describes a novel synthetic approach to 2-cyano-3-trifluoromethylthiophenes fused with cyclobutene rings with variable spiro conjunctions. The reaction of substituted 1-bromo-2-trifluoroacetylcyclobutenes with mercaptoacetonitrile results in the substitution of bromine with S-center to afford the corresponding nitriles in high yields, which form the target thiophenes by subsequent treatment of lithium 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide and acetic anhydride.
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