Trifluoromethyl coordination and C-F bond activation at calcium

Anthony G.M. Barrett, Mark R. Crimmin, Michael S. Hill, Peter B. Hitchcock, Panayiotis A. Procopiou

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Fluoral arrangement: The calcium β-diketiminate complex 1 (see scheme) not only exhibits an unexpected and unprecedented binding mode of a CF3 group, from which one fluorine atom coordinates to the Ca center, but also undergoes C-F bond cleavage through the formation of a heteroleptic calcium fluoride complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6339-6342
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2007


  • Alkaline earth metals
  • C-F activation
  • Calcium
  • Fluorine
  • N ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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