Selectfluor, [1-chloromethyl-4-fluoro-1,4-diazoniabicyclo-[2.2.2]octane bis(tetrafluoroborate)], is not only an important electrophilic fluorinating agent but also a facile and efficient “fluorine-free” functional reagent in other organic reactions. In this Minireview, we will present a brief history of Selectfluor as a transition metal oxidant, fluorine cation and radical initiator in “fluorine-free” functionalizations over the last five years.
- electrophilic fluorinating reagent
- organic synthesis
- “fluorine-free” functional reagent