Regioselective introduction of vinyl trifluoromethylthioether to remote unactivated C(sp3)—H bonds via radical translocation cascade

  • Shuo Wu
  • Xinxin Wu
  • Zhen Wu
  • Chen ZhuEmail author
Articles SPECIAL ISSUE: Organic Free Radical Chemistry


Described herein is an efficient protocol for the regioselective introduction of a vinyl trifluoromethylthioether to remote unactivated C(sp3)—H bonds. The cascade process involves the vinyl radical-mediated 1,5-hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) and remote vinyl migration. During the transformation, inert C—H and C—C bonds are consecutively cleaved under mild conditions. The reaction features good functional group tolerance, broad substrate scope, and high regio-/stereo-selectivity.

C—H functionalization hydrogen atom transfer vinyl migration vinyl radical trifluoromethylthio radical 


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This work was supported by Soochow University, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21722205), the Project of Scientific and Technologic Infrastructure of Suzhou (SZS201708), and the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.

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Regioselective introduction of vinyl trifluoromethylthioether to remote unactivated C(sp3)—H bonds via radical translocation cascade


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceSoochow UniversityJiangsuChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry of Natural SubstancesShanghai Institute of Organic ChemistryShanghaiChina

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