3-(Perfluoroalkyl)propanols: Valuable building blocks for fluorous chemistry

József Rábai, Csongor Szíjjártó, Peter Ivanko, Dénes Szabó

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)


2-Iodo-3-(perfluoroalkyl)propanols are obtained in excellent yields and several-hundred-gram quantities by the controlled radical addition of commercially available n-perfluoroalkyl and perfluoroisoalkyl iodides to allyl alcohol. Their consecutive reduction with hydrazine hydrate and Raney nickel catalyst in methanol afforded the corresponding 3-(perfluoroalkyl)propanols in high yields and purity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2581-2584
Number of pages4
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2007



  • Alcohols
  • Alkyl halides
  • Fluorine
  • Reductive dehalogenation
  • Transfer hydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

Cite this