Silver-catalyzed decarboxylative homocoupling reaction for the construction of tetrafluoroethylene-bridging aromatic compounds

The Ag(I)-catalyzed decarboxylative homocoupling from the difluoroacetate has been developed to the synthesis of symmetric CF2–CF2 containing dimers. This radical dimerization overpasses the prefunctionalization of the substrate and provides a direct and efficient method for construction of tetrafluoroethylene bridge-linked homodimers.