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Copper-Mediated Coupling of Boronic Acids, Amines, and Carbon Disulfide: An Approach to Organic Dithiocarbamates

Chaorong Qi*, Tianzuo Guo, Wenfang Xiong

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Lab of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, P. R. of China, Email:

C. Qi, T. Guo, W. Xiong, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2626-2630.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560561


An efficient copper-mediated three-component coupling reaction of boronic acids, amines, and carbon disulfide provides a wide range of functionalized dithiocarbamates in very good yields. The method offers mild reaction conditions, easily available substrates, wide substrate scope, and high functional-group tolerance.

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Key Words

amines, boronic acids, dithiocarbamates (thiocarbamoylation, amination), copper, coupling, multicomponent reaction, Chan-Lam coupling

ID: J60-Y2016