2-(4-Fluorophenyl)-5-[(5-iodo-2-methylphenyl)methyl]thiophene is a pharmaceutically useful fluorinated building block in the synthesis of sodium-dependent glucose transporter (SGLT) inhibitors, typically used as Canagliflozin intermediate I.
Cu(NO3)2·3H2O-mediated cyanation of aryl iodides and bromides using DMF as a single surrogate of cyanide.
α-C-Glycosides viasyn Opening of 1,2-Anhydro Sugars with Organozinc Compounds in Toluene/n-Dibutyl Ether. 
Synthesis of Aryl C-Glycosides via Iron-Catalyzed Cross Coupling of Halosugars: Stereoselective Anomeric Arylation of Glycosyl Radicals. 
Syntheses of isotope-labeled SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin (JNJ-28431754). 
Synthesis and Optimization of Canagliflozin by Employing Quality by Design (QbD) Principles.