ORGN Ahmed Abdel-Magid, Robert Gawley  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 

670 - Synthesis and polymerization of 3,4-difluorofuran

Justin Biffinger1,, Jeremy Pietron1, Syed Qadri2. (1) Department of Chemistry, US Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC 20375, United States, (2) Department of Material Science and Technology, US Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC 20375, United States

This presentation will describe the first multi-gram one-step synthesis of 3,4-difluorofuran from 3,3,4,4-tetrafluorotetrahydrofuran. To date, NMR chemical shift data and physical properties have been theoretical (ab initio calculations and models) and not experimental. 3,4-Difluorofuran was synthesized using a double elimination mechanism with a sterically hindered alkoxide in a manner similar to published procedures for 3,4-difluoropyrrole. 1H-19F NMR shifts and coupling constants will be compared with experimentally derived chemical shifts from DFT calculations. The polymerization of 3,4-difluorofuran using oxidative chemical and electrochemical techniques will be described, And the conductive and physical properties of poly-3,4-difluorofuran in conjunction with initial characterization (TGA, XPS) of Co2+ metallopolyfurans will be reported.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 09:00 AM
Heterocycles and Aromatics (08:00 AM - 11:40 AM)
Location: San Diego Convention Center
Room: Room 2


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