Substitution reactions of fluorinated triarylmethanols in formic acid

Adrian F. Andrews, Brigitte M.J. Vandenbulcke, John C. Walton*

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Reaction with formic acid of triarylmethanols containing para-fluorine substituents gives, in addition to the expected triarylmethanes, products in which one fluorine has been replaced by a hydroxy-group; in contrast, pentafluorophenyldiphenylmethanol on similar treatment gives the pentafluorophenyldiphenylmethane together 9-(pentafluorophenyl)-fluorene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1978


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