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Ligand-Free C-S Bond Formation Catalyzed by Copper(I) Oxide

Hua-Jian Xu, Xiao-Yang Zhao, Yao Fu*, Yi-Si Feng

*School of Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, P. R. of China, Email:

H.-J. Xu, X.-Y. Zhao, Y. Fu, Y.-S. Feng, Synlett, 2008, 3063-3067.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087342


An efficient ligand-free Cu2O-catalyzed C-S bond-formation reaction allows the assembling of a large number of diaryl sulfides and alkylaryl sulfides in good yields.

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Key Words

copper(I) oxide, ligand-free, C-S coupling, iodides, thiols

ID: J60-Y2008-3730