Room-temperature catalytic hydrodefluorination of C(sp3)-F bonds. Academic Article uri icon


  • Room-temperature catalytic hydrodefluorination of the strong C(sp3)-F bonds in benzotrifluorides and fluoropentane is catalyzed by Et3Si[B(C6F5)4] and uses Et3SiH as the source of H. Ar-CF3 compounds are converted to Ar-CH3 and fluropentane to pentane. The reaction is thought to proceed via abstraction of F- by Et3Si[B(C6F5)4], and the substituent effects are consistent with this hypothesis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Scott, V. J., Celenligil-Cetin, R., & Ozerov, O. V

complete list of authors

  • Scott, Valerie J||Celenligil-Cetin, Remle||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM