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New Paper on BT-Reagents as Lewis Acids

Our latest work exploring BT-salts as reagents for organofluorine chemistry is now out in Tetrahedron. In this work, we explore the Lewis acidity of BT-SCF3 and related reagents and demonstrate their abiliity to activate THF. In the presence of carboxylates, ring-opening polymerisation is observed, while without a nucleophile, a remarkable α-deprotonation reaction takes place in the absence of a strong external base.

Congratulations to first author Lili and to the co-authors and collaboration partners Jonas (Riedel group), Carlo, Patrick (Riedel group) and Andreas!

The full text can be read here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040402021007973.  

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