The new method for the trifluoromethylation of aryl boronic acids developed by Petr Novák, Anton Lishchynskyi and Vladimir Grushin and published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. last June, has now been selected by the Editorial Board of SYNFACTS for its important insights.
The reaction occurs at room temperature, exhibits unprecedented functional-group tolerance and affords trifluoromethylated aromatic compounds in up to 99 % yield.