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Straightforward synthesis of monofluoroalkenes

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FLORENT LARNAUD, THIERRY LEQUEUX*
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Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et Thio-organiqueUMR CNRS 6507, INC3M FR3038, ENSICAEN, 6 Boulevard Maréchal Juin, Caen, 14050, France

Abstract

Alkenes are important intermediates in organic synthesis and the preparation of fluoroalkylidenes is still a remaining challenge. After the presentation of the common approaches reported in the literature, the recent development of the Julia-Kocienski reaction to prepare in one step fluoroalkylidenes is discussed and presented.


INTRODUCTION
Fluoroalkenes have been largely used to prepare new drugs and materials. The main applications cover a large panel of compounds such as pheromones, insecticides, herbicides, peptide mimics, or nucleosides analogs and also monomers, and several examples are reported in two previous reviews (1). However, due to the particular reactivity of fluoroorganic compounds, the synthesis of fluoroalkenes is not straightforward, especially in the case of fluoroalkylidenes. In this short article, we report the main methods developed for the construction of a fluorinated carbon-carbon double bond by using elimination reactions, Wittig and related reactions, Peterson olefination, and finally the modified Julia reaction (also called Julia-Kocienski).