Electrochemical fluorination reactions of organic compounds frequently employ hydrogen fluoride reagents that are corrosive. The corrosive nature of these reagents necessitates either the construction or purchase of cells that are stable to hydrogen fluoride, which require high-cost materials, machining time and expertise. Herein, we offer an alternative solution using 3D printing, which is an inexpensive and rapid manufacturing technique. We have designed, printed and shared four different cell types in polypropylene and tested them in an electrochemical alkene difluorination reaction in the presence of triethylamine•3HF and pyridinium poly(HF).
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We would like to thank the Royal Society (University Research Fellowship and Enhancement award to AJJL), EPSRC (EP/T001631/1, EP/S018050/1 and EP/G036764/1) and GSK for funding, and Sarah Coppock (University of Bristol) for preliminary studies.
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- 3D printing
- synthetic electrochemistry