Nicholas D Ball

Nicholas D Ball
Pomona College · Department of Chemistry

Ph.D.

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A one-pot Pd-catalyzed conversion of aryl iodide to aryl sulfonyl fluorides using DABSO and Selectfluor has been developed generating aryl sulfonyl fluorides in good to excellent yields. The reaction results in the generation of electronically- and sterically-diverse sulfonyl fluorides. Additionally, sulfonyl fluorides can be converted to aryl sulf...
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A method using calcium triflimide [Ca(NTf2)2] as a Lewis acid to activate sulfonyl fluorides toward nucleophilic addition with amines is described. The reaction converts a wide array of sterically and electronically diverse sulfonyl fluorides and amines into the corresponding sulfonamides in good yield.
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We report a mechanistic investigation of calcium bistriflimide-mediated sulfur(VI)-fluoride exchange (SuFEx) between sulfonyl fluorides and amines. We determine the likely pre-activation resting state─a calcium bistriflimide complex with ligated amines─thus allowing for corroborated calculation of the SuFEx activation barrier at ∼21 kcal/mol, compa...
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Despite their promise as drug targets, access to nitrogen-rich S(VI) compounds has been a significant synthetic challenge. In this issue of Chem, Zhang and Willis explore a new class of S(VI) compounds—sulfondiimidamides—providing robust strategies toward their synthesis, derivation, and promise as new sulfonamide bioisosteres.
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The past decade has witnessed remarkable growth of catalytic transformations in organic sulfur(VI) fluoride chemistry. This Perspective concentrates exclusively on foundational examples that utilize catalytic strategies to synthesize and react S(VI) fluorides. Key mechanistic studies that aim to provide insight toward future catalytic systems are e...
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Sulfur(VI) fluorides are an emerging class of compounds that have remarkable stability to hydrolysis, redox chemistry, and thermal decomposition compared to other S(VI) halides. As a result, there is a high interest in these compounds as synthetic tools. This chapter will highlight the synthesis of S(VI) fluorides including sulfonyl fluorides (RSO2...
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p> A method to activate sulfamoyl fluorides, fluorosulfates, and sulfonyl fluorides with calcium triflimide, and DABCO for SuFEx with amines is described. The reaction was applied to a diverse set of sulfamides, sulfamates, and sulfonamides at room temperature under mild conditions. Additionally, we highlight the application of this transformation...
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Herein, we report a new method for the one-pot syntheses of sulfonyl fluorides. Addition of an alkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl Grignard to a solution of sulfuryl fluoride at ambient temperature...
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This communication describes the first observation and study of C-H activation at a Pd(IV) center. This transformation was achieved by designing model complexes in which the rate of reductive elimination is slowed relative to that of the desired C-H activation process. Remarkably, the C-H activation reaction can proceed under mild conditions and wi...
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This article describes the rational design of first generation systems for oxidatively induced Aryl-CF(3) bond-forming reductive elimination from Pd(II). Treatment of (dtbpy)Pd(II)(Aryl)(CF(3)) (dtbpy = di-tert-butylbipyridine) with NFTPT (N-fluoro-1,3,5-trimethylpyridinium triflate) afforded the isolable Pd(IV) intermediate (dtbpy)Pd(IV)(Aryl)(CF(...
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The reaction of [(bzq)Pd(OAc)](2) (bzq = benzo[h]quinoline) with "CF(3)(+)" reagents to afford the monomeric Pd(IV) aquo complex (bzq)Pd(CF(3))(OAc)(2)(OH(2)) is demonstrated. Heating this Pd(IV) adduct at 60 °C for 12 h leads to highly chemoselective aryl-CF(3) bond-forming reductive elimination. The rate and yield of this transformation are both...
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This communication describes oxidatively induced Ar-CF(3) bond-forming reductive elimination from new Pd(II) complexes of general structure (L approximately L)Pd(II)(Ar)(CF(3)). The electrophilic fluorinating reagent N-fluoro-2,4,6-trimethylpyridinium triflate promotes these reactions in good to excellent yields. The palladium(IV) intermediate ((t)...
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This article describes the synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of palladium(II) fluoride complexes containing sp(2) and sp(3) nitrogen-containing supporting ligands. Both cis and trans complexes of general structure (N)(N')Pd(II)(R)(F) (R = Ar or CH(3)) as well as cis-(N)(2)Pd(II)(F)(2) are reported. Crystallographic characterization of the...
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This communication describes the rational design and synthesis of the remarkably stable Pd(IV) monoaryl fluoride complex (t-Bu-bpy)Pd(IV)(p-FC(6)H(4))(F)(2)(FHF) (t-Bu-bpy = 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine). This and related complexes undergo Ar-F bond formation in the presence of "F(+)" sources. This work serves as a foundation for the developm...

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