Rozen Reaction. Mechanism of the Oxidation of Organic Molecules with Hypofluorous Acid

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M. Srneca, M. Ončákb, and R. Zahradníkb

a Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, b J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague


The aim of this article is to introduce the amazingly effective and universal Rozen reagent – hypofluorous acid, stabilized by acetonitrile as solvent. Several recent works have suggested a reaction mechanism consistent with experimental evidence. The oxidation is probably controlled by autocatalysis with HOF and HF.


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