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Arylation of Diorganochalcogen Compounds with Diaryliodonium Triflates: Metal Catalysts Are Unnecessary

Léanne Racicot, Takahito Kasahara and Marco A. Ciufolini*

*Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada, Email:

L. Racicot, T. Kasahara, M. A. Ciufolini, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6382-6385.

DOI: 10.1021/ol503177q

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Diaryliodonium triflates transfer an aryl group to the chalcogen atom of organic sulfides, selenides, and tellurides. The reaction works in the absence of a transition-metal catalyst, simply upon heating in chloroform or dichloroethane solution.

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ID: J54-Y2014