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Reaction under Ball-Milling: Solvent-, Ligand-, and Metal-Free Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diaryl Chalcogenides

Nirmalya Mukherjee, Tanmay Chatterjee and Brindaban C. Ranu*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, India, Email:

N. Mukherjee, T. Chatterjee, B. C. Ranu, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11110-11114.

DOI: 10.1021/jo402071b

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The reaction of diazonium tetrafluoroborates and diaryl dichalcogenides including sulfides, selenides and tellurides on the surface of alumina under ball-milling enables a convenient, efficient, and general synthesis of a wide range of diaryl chalcogenides in high purity without any solvent or metal.

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Key Words

aryl sulfides, dithiocarbamates, amination, green chemistry, mechanochemistry

ID: J42-Y2013