Mes-Umemoto reagent


Dimesityl(trifluoromethyl)sulfonium trifluoromethanesulfonate, MacMillan trifluoromethylation reagent, dMesSCF3 reagent
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reagent type: catalyst
reaction type: Photocatalysis

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Under a dual catalytic copper/photoredox manifold, the Mes-Umemoto reagent has been demonstrated by the MacMillan lab to be an excellent reagent for the trifluoromethylation of alkyl halides and aryl halides to yield alkyl-CF3 and aryl-CF3 in high yields. In both cases, these reactions exhibit wide substrate scope with good functional group tolerance. More specifically, a variety of 5-membered and 6-membered heteroaryl halides can be readily converted to the corresponding trifluoromethylheteroarenes under mild conditions. To be use in conjunction with supersilanol (902489) and Ir photocatalyst (902217 or 902225).


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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Shi-Meng Wang et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 22(19), 6542-6546 (2016-03-08)
A Pd-catalyzed Suzuki cross-coupling of arylboronic acids with Yagupolskii-Umemoto reagents was explored. In contrary to trifluoromethylations, the Pd-catalyzed reaction of R-B(OH)2 and [Ar2 SCF3 ](+) [OTf](-) provided the arylation products (R-Ar) in good to high yields. The reaction confirms that...
Chip Le et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 360(6392), 1010-1014 (2018-06-02)
Transition metal-catalyzed arene functionalization has been widely used for molecular synthesis over the past century. In this arena, copper catalysis has long been considered a privileged platform due to the propensity of high-valent copper to undergo reductive elimination with a...

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