A trifluoromethyl group directed semipinacol rearrangement: Synthesis of α-(trifluoroacetyl) diarylmethanes

Gyula Hornyák, J. ózsef Fetter, G. ábor Németh, L. Poszávácz, Gyula Simig

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Semipinacol rearrangements of trifluoromethyl substituted vic-diol monomethyl ethers proceeded smoothly to give α-(trifluoroacetyl) diarylmethanes in good yields. The trifluoromethyl group gave specific orientation to the course of the rearrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 1997



  • Pinacol rearrangement
  • Semipinacol rearrangement
  • α-(trifluoroacetyl) diarylmethanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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