Anomalous fluorinations of 3-aryl-2-hydroxypropanoic esters by diethylaminosulfur trifluoride (DAST).

David Haigh, L.J. Jefcott, K. Magee, H. McNab

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Abstract

Anomalous fluorinations of 3-aryl-2-hydroxypropanoic esters by diethylaminosulfur trifluoride (DAST). Haigh, David; Jefcott, Lee J.; Magee, Katherkine; McNab, Hamish. Dep. Med. chem., SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Epsom, UK. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1: Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry (1996), (24), 2895-2900. Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, CODEN: JCPRB4 ISSN: 0300-922X. Journal written in English. CAN 126:143928 AN 1997:56534 CAPLUS (Copyright (C) 2009 ACS on SciFinder (R)) Abstract Treatment of 3-aryl-2-hydroxypropanoic esters with diethylaminosulfur trifluoride (DAST) gives considerable amts. of rearranged 2-aryl-3-fluoropropanoic esters, together with the expected products. The extent of rearrangement is dependent on solvent and on the substitution pattern of the aryl ring; the mechanism of rearrangement probably involves anchimeric assistance by the aryl group in the SN1 component of the reaction pathway. Reaction of the isomeric 3-hydroxy-2-phenylpropanoic ester shows much less rearrangement under similar conditions, and an elimination product is also obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2895-2900
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1
Volume-
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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