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Recyclable Nano Copper Oxide Catalyzed Stereoselective Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfides under Ligand-Free Conditions

Vutukuri Prakash Reddy, Kokkirala Swapna, Akkilagunta Vijay Kumar, Kakulapati Rama Rao*

*Organic Chemistry Divison-I, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad-500 607, India, Email:

V. P. Reddy, K. Swapna, A. V. Kumar, K. R. Rao, Synlett, 2009, 2777-2782.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217990


A simple and efficient protocol for the cross-coupling of vinyl halides with thiols catalyzed by recyclable CuO nanoparticles under ligand-free conditions allows the synthesis of a various vinyl sulfides in excellent yields with retention of stereochemistry.

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Key Words

vinyl halides, thiols, vinyl sulfides, ligand free, nano­crystalline copper oxide

ID: J60-Y2009-2970