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