"Selective Preparation of Diamondoid Fluorides[1]"

Hartmut Schwertfeger: Christian Würtele, Heike Hausmann, Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson, Andrey A. Fokin, Peter R. Schreiner; Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 05/15/09.

Additional Authors: Christian Würtele, Heike Hausmann, Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson, Andrey A. Fokin, Peter R. Schreiner

Abstract:

The selective fluorination of diamantane, triamantane, [121]tetramantane, and [1(2,3)4]pentamantane bromides and alcohols was achieved by using the fluorinating agents silver fluoride (AgF) and diethylaminosulfur trifluoride (DAST). Various mono-, di-, tri- and even tetrafluorinated diamondoid derivatives were prepared and characterized. We were also able to prepare the amino fluoro and the fluoro alcohol derivatives of diamantane from the corresponding monoprotected diamondoid diols. These reactions can be carried out in a highly selective manner and proceed without isomerizations. The fluorinated, unequally disubstituted derivatives are valuable compounds for the exploration of electronic, pharmacological, and material properties of functionalized diamondoids.