A clean and efficient synthesis of 5-(2′-fluoro-2′,3′-dimethylbutan-3′-yl) substituted 1,2,4-oxadiazoles using silver tetrafluoroborate as a fluorodesulfurization reagent

Karl Hemming, Dexter T. Morgan, Robert K. Smalley

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5-Ethylthio-6,6,7,7-tetramethyl substituted 4-oxa-1,3-diazabicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-enes undergo fluorodesulfurization with silver tetrafluoroborate to furnish high yields of 5-(2′-fluoro-2′,3′-dimethylbutan-3′-yl) substituted 1,2,4-oxadiazoles. Ethylthio substituted 1,2,4-triaza- and 1,3-diaza-bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-enes behave in a similar fashion to yield 5-(2′-fluoro-2′,3′-dimethylbutan-3′-yl) substituted 1,2,4-triazoles and imidazoles, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


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