DOI: 10.1039/d3cc03164k ISSN:

An amorphous Lewis-acidic zirconium chlorofluoride as HF shuttle: C–F bond activation and formation

Christian Heinekamp, Ana Guilherme Buzanich, Mike Ahrens, Thomas Braun, Franziska Emmerling
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Catalysis

A process to shuttle HF from a fluoroalkane to alkynes has been developed. The consecutive dehydrofluorination and hydrofluorination steps are catalysed by an amorphous zirconium chlorofluoride at room temperature.

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