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Convenient Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Organochalcogenides Using Organoboronic Acids with Dichalcogenides via Cleavage of the S-S, Se-Se, or Te-Te Bond by a Copper Catalyst

Nobukazu Taniguchi*

*Department of Chemistry, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan, Email:

N. Taniguchi, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 1241-1245.

DOI: 10.1021/jo062131+

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Unsymmetrical diorgano-monosulfides, selenides, and tellurides can be synthesized by the coupling of dichalcogenides with aryl- or alkylboronic acids using a copper catalyst in air. The present reaction takes advantage of both organochalcogenide groups on the dichalcogenide.

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Key Words

disulfides, sulfides, oxygen

ID: J42-Y2007-0430