Congrats to Hongjun Tian et al. for the latest publication in Chin. J. Chem. A divergent protocol via C-O bond cleavage and C-C bond-forming reaction of trifluoromethyl alkenes with free alcohols assisted by titanium reagents was developed, enabling the efficient preparation of both trifluoromethyl alkanes and gem-difluoroalkenes using corresponding alcohols under specific conditions.