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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.

DOI: 10.1021/ol300450j (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

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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Key Words

aryl sulfides, alkyl sulfides, benzyl sulfides, allyl sulfides


ID: J54-Y2012-1030