Thanks to the unique properties of the fluorine atom, the fluorinated compounds are of great interest in many key fields such as pharmaceutical, agrochemical or materials science. Among the organofluorinated molecules, the fluoroalkenes are recognized as a pivotal class of compounds towards the synthesis of materials, bioactive compounds or 19F NMR labeling, for example. The fluoroalkene moiety is also recognized as a stable isosteric and isoelectronic mimic of the amide bond. So, it can therefore be used as a bioisostere in structure− activity relationship studies in pharmaceutical or agrochemical domains or to overcome problems associated with the instability of peptides. Some fluorinated alkenes building blocks can also serve as platform for further transformation by radical chemistry or conjugated addition. Among the various methods reported to synthesize fluoroalkenes, we have developed several catalytic accesses to these molecules including CH-functionnalization, cross-coupling reaction or metathesis. In this presentation I will focus on our recent catalytic developments in Mizoroki-Heck and metathesis reaction regarding the synthesis of fluorinated alkenes. Some applications of these compounds will also be discussed.
- The audience will learn about the fluorine chemistry and more specifically about the fluoroalkenes syntheses and their various applications. They will also learn a bit about the catalytic reactions presented.
- I am not sure it will help the audience in their job but definitively, if people have to work on fluorinated alkenes or compounds, it could help.