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Carbon-Sulfur Bond Formation via Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylation of Aliphatic Thiols

Ning Gao, Shengcai Zheng, Weikang Yang and Xiaoming Zhao*

*Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, People's Republic of China, Email:

N. Gao, S. Zheng, W. Yang, X. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 1514-1516.

DOI: 10.1021/ol200197v


An iridium-catalyzed regio- and enatioselective allylation of allyl carbonates with aliphatic thiols as the nucleophile in dichloromethane enables the regioselective synthesis of branched allyl sulfides in good yields and high enantioselectivity.

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Key Words

Allyl Sulfides

ID: J54-Y2011-0730