Silver-Mediated Trifluoromethoxylation of Aryl Nucleophiles and Synthesis of 3-Deoxy-3-Fluoromorphine
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CitationLiang, Theresa. 2012. Silver-Mediated Trifluoromethoxylation of Aryl Nucleophiles and Synthesis of 3-Deoxy-3-Fluoromorphine. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractFluorine incorporation has become increasingly important in pharmaceutical applications. Upon fluorination and incorporation of fluorinated moieties such as trifluoromethoxy groups, many small molecules become more bioavailable and metabolically stable and additionally can better cross the blood-brain-barrier. This thesis describes the development of a method mediated by silver salts for the synthesis of pharmaceutical-like trifluoromethoxylated compounds via \(C-OCF_3\) bond formation. Additionally the synthesis of 3-deoxy-3-fluoromorphine via late-stage fluorination of morphine is described as well as in vitro and in vivo evaluation of 3-deoxy-3-fluoromorphine as a potential analgesic.
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