Integrating reactive distillation with continuous flow processing

    Marcus Baumann

    • School of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Science Centre South, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

    A continuous flow process for the synthesis of trifluoromethylthioethers is reported. The palladium-catalyzed C-H trifluoromethylthiolation of amides derived from the 8-aminoquinoline using N-[(trifluoromethyl)thio]phthalimide produced the desired products in moderate to good yields with a residence time of 20 min. In comparison with the batch process, the reaction time was decreased by a factor of 100 to 200, demonstrating the positive effect of continuous flow processes for this type of reaction.

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