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A Simple, Fast and Chemoselective Method for the Preparation of Arylthiols

Eknath V. Bellale, Mahesh K. Chaudhari, Krishnacharya G. Akamanchi*

*Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India, Email:

E. V. Bellale, M. K. Chaudhari, K. G. Akamanchi, Synthesis, 2009, 3211-3213.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216955


A reduction of sulfonyl chlorides in the presence of triphenylphosphine in toluene enables an efficient and convenient method for the synthesis of arylthiols.

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Key Words

reduction of sulfonyl chlorides, thiols, arylsulfonyl chloride, triphenylphosphine, chemoselectivity, reductions

ID: J66-Y2009-2790