Organic Chemistry Portal



Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfides by Copper-Catalyzed Decarboxylative C-S Cross-Coupling

Sadananda Ranjit, Zhongyu Duan, Pengfei Zhang and Xiaogang Liu*

*Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543, Email:

S. Ranjit, Z. Duan, P. Zhang, X. Liu, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4134-4136.

DOI: 10.1021/ol101729k


In the presence of CuI and Cs2CO3, a variety of thiols reacted with arylpropiolic acids to afford the corresponding vinyl sulfides in good to excellent yields with high stereoselectivity for Z-isomers via a decarboxylative cross-coupling.

see article for more examples

Key Words

Vinyl Sulfides

ID: J54-Y2010-2620