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Fe-Catalyzed Direct Dithioacetalization of Aldehydes with 2-Chloro-1,3-dithiane

Junshan Lai, Wenbin Du, Lixia Tian, Changgui Zhao, Xuegong She and Shouchu Tang*

*School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, P. R. China, Email:

J. Lai, W. Du, L. Tian, C. Zhou, X. She, S. Tang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 4396-4399.

DOI: 10.1021/ol502276r  (free Supporting Information)


A catalytic dithioacetalization of aldehydes in the presence of iron catalyst provides access to 1,3-dithianes using 2-chloro-1,3-dithiane under mild conditions. This highly efficient dithioacetaliation process results in good to excellent yields.

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