Synthesis of a Wide Range of Thioethers by Indium Triiodide Catalyzed Direct Coupling between Alkyl Acetates and Thiosilanes
Yoshihiro Nishimoto, Aya Okita, Makoto Yasuda and Akio Baba*
*Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan, Email: babachem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Y. Nishimoto, A. Okita, M. Yasuda, A. Baba, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 1846-1849.
An efficient, indium triiodide-catalyzed substitution of the acetoxy group in alkyl, benzyl, allyl, and propargyl acetates with thiosilanes provides access to various thioethers.
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