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Transition-Metal-Free Acid-Mediated Synthesis of Aryl Sulfides from Thiols and Thioethers

Anna M. Wagner and Melanie S. Sanford*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 930 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, United States, Email:

A. M. Wagner, M. S. Sanford, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 2263-2264.

DOI: 10.1021/jo402586v


An acid-mediated coupling of thiols and thioethers with diaryliodonium salts enables the preparation of diaryl and alkyl aryl sulfides. The scope, limitations, and mechanism of the transformation are discussed.

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Key Words

aryl sulfides

ID: J42-Y2014