Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 1680-1689

Preferential elimination of hydrogen fluoride from fluorohalo compounds

Miloš Hudlický

Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, U.S.A.


Examples of base-promoted eliminations of hydrogen fluoride in preference to other hydrogen halides from vicinal fluorohalo compounds are quoted, and an explanation of the fairly rare preferential elimination of poorer halogen leaving group is offered.