Methyl 2,2-difluoro-2-(fluorosulfonyl)acetate is a useful reagent for the trifluoromethylation of alkyl halides. It is also broadly applicable reagent for perfluoroalkylations for aryl iodides and bromides.
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Steffen Eusterwiemann; Henry Martinez; William R.Dolbier Jr. Methyl 2,2-Difluoro-2-(fluorosulfonyl)acetate, a difluorocarbene reagent with reactivity comparable to that of trimethylsilyl 2,2-difluoro-2-(fluorosulfonyl)acetate (TFDA). J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, (12),5461-5464
Hazard Statements: H226-H314-H318
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.