Anodic fluorination of benzene

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  1. A study was made of the possibility of fluorination at high values of the anode potential.

  2. Benzene under these conditions is fluorinated to fluorobenzene and difluorobenzene. Fluorobenzene forms difluorobenzene, and further fluorination fails to occur.

Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 5, pp. 1130–1133, May, 1972.
The authors express their deep gratitude to E. M. Mysov for the mass-spectrometric analysis of the products, and to V. I. Dostovalova for studying the products by the19F NMR method.