Development of sustainable fluorous chemistry : The synthesis and characterization of fluorous ethers with nonafluoro-tert-butoxy groups

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Author(s)

  • Matthew Y. Lui
  • Xi-Guang Wei
  • Chui Y. Ma
  • Margaret B. Murphy

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1187
Journal / PublicationOrganic Chemistry Frontiers
Volume1
Issue number10
Online published13 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Abstract

Nonafluoro-t-butyl propyl (1), allyl (2), and propargyl (3) ethers as well as 1,2-bis(nonafluoro-t-butoxy)ethane (4), 1,3-bis(nonafluoro-t-butoxy)-propane (5), and 1,4-bis(nonafluoro-t-butoxy)-butane (6) were prepared by the reaction of sodium nonafluoro-t-butoxide (7) with the corresponding alkyl halides in good yields. Their fluorous partition coefficients and toxicity were also investigated. Computational studies have shown that 4, 5 and 6 exist in a monomeric form in MeOH-CF3C6F11 and they likely aggregate to form oligomers in PhCH3-CF3C6F11.

Citation Format(s)

Development of sustainable fluorous chemistry : The synthesis and characterization of fluorous ethers with nonafluoro-tert-butoxy groups. / Lo, See-Wing; Law, Edwin; Lui, Matthew Y.; Wei, Xi-Guang; Lau, Kai-Chung; Ma, Chui Y.; Murphy, Margaret B.; Horváth, István T.

In: Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Vol. 1, No. 10, 01.12.2014, p. 1180-1187.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review