General, Straightforward, and Atom-Economical Synthesis of Vinyl Triflimides

11 June 2021, Version 1
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Vinyl triflimides were only accessible recently and their chemistry is yet to be discovered. Herein, we describe a general, straightforward and atom-economical synthesis of these materials from alkynes and triflimide. A vast array of terminal and internal alkynes with broad spectrum of functionalities could be employed to generate various di- and trisubstituted vinyl triflimides regiospecifically with high to specific stereoselectivity. Moreover, the protocol could be conducted on gram scale using terminal and internal alkynes. Preliminarily attempts to probe the unknown reactivity of vinyl triflimides revealed part of its chemical properties.


vinyl triflimide
alkyne transformation
atom economy

Supplementary materials

SI of Vinyl Triflimides 2021-06-11-4pm


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