3-bromo-5-fluorophenylboronic acid is a useful fluorinated building block in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical and API compounds, such as inhibitors of fatty acid amide hydrolase and prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors.
Functionalization of dihalophenylboronic acids by deprotonation of their N-butyldiethanolamine esters. 
3-(Benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-ylamino)-N-(4-fluorophenyl)thiophene-2-carboxamide overcomes cancer chemoresistance via inhibition of angiogenesis and P-glycoprotein efflux pump activity. 
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