Ethyl α,α-difluoro-α-(phenylseleno)acetate is a good precursor to photochemically generate difluoromethyl radicals in the presence of olefins and aromatic compounds for the preparation of the regioselective difluorometylene adducts in good to moderate total yields.
Aromatic substitution with photochemically generated difluoromethyl radicals bearing electron-withdrawing group.
Electrosynthesis of ethyl α, α-difluoro-α-(phenylseleno)acetate and its photochemical synthetic application.
Photochemical substitution of olefins and aromatic compounds with difluoromethyl radicals bearing ester and phosphonate groups.
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