6-Perfluoroalkylated phenanthridines via radical perfluoroalkylation of isonitriles.

Research paper by Bo B Zhang, Armido A Studer

Indexed on: 24 Jul '14Published on: 24 Jul '14Published in: Organic Letters


A simple and efficient approach to 6-perfluoroalkylated phenanthridines starting with readily prepared isonitriles and commercially available cheap perfluoroalkyl iodides as perfluoroalkyl radical precursors is described. Various 6-perfluoroalkylated phenanthridines are obtained in moderate to excellent yields. The sequence comprises a perfluoroalkylation with concomitant arene formation.