2-methyl-5-(trifluoromethyl)furan is an important trifluoromethylated heterocycle building block for the synthesis of various pharmaceutical products, agrochemicals and are widely applied in material sciences.
Reaction of ethyl 4,4,4-trifluoroacetoacetate enolate with 3-bromo-1,1,1-trifluoroacetone: Synthesis of 2,4-bis (trifluoromethyl) furan. 
Silver-catalysed trifluoromethylation of arenes at room temperature.
Rapid trifluoromethylation and perfluoroalkylation of five-membered heterocycles by photoredox catalysis in continuous flow.
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