Diethyl α,α-difluoromethyl-α-(phenylseleno)phosphonate is a good precursor to generate (phosphono)difluoromethyl radicals in the presence of various substrates, such as alkenes, cyclic and acyclic vinyl ethers and heteroacromatic compounds,etc., for the preparation of the expected adducts.
Sulfanyl- and Selanyldifluoromethylphosphonates as a Source of Phosphonodifluoromethyl Radicals and Their Addition onto Alkenes.
Aromatic substitution with photochemically generated difluoromethyl radicals bearing electron-withdrawing group.
Phosphonodifluoromethyl and phosphonothiodifluoromethyl radicals. Generation and addition onto alkenes and alkynes.
Photochemical substitution of olefins and aromatic compounds with difluoromethyl radicals bearing ester and phosphonate groups.
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