An investigation of the palladium-catalyzed Kumada cross-coupling reaction between PhMgBr and (pseudo-ortho) 4,12-diiodo-1,1,2,2,9,9,10,10-octafluoro[2.2]paracyclophane revealed that in addition to the expected cross-coupled product, an unintended major product was generated. The product was determined to be 9,9,10,10-tetrafluoro-1,2,4,12-tetraphenyl[2.2]paracyclophan-1-ene by X-ray crystallography and is proposed to be formed via the first reported example of reductive defluorination by a Grignard reagent. (Chemical Equation Presented).
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