An investigation of palladium catalyzed Kumada type reactions between various Grignard reagents and mono-substituted octafluoroparacyclophane derivatives revealed that by varying the reaction temperature, and mode of addition of the Grignard reagent, it was possible to influence whether the major product was the cross-coupled, or the homo-coupled (reductive dimer) paracyclophane product. This provides an improved methodology to prepare aryl substituted paracyclophanes, and additionally an alternative route to the unusual and rare di-cyclophane skeleton. Analogous reactions with alkyl lithium reagents were also explored, resulting in the generation of some previously unreported octafluoroparacyclophane products.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Kumada reaction