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Phosphorus Pentasulfide Mediated Conversion of Primary Carbamates into Thiols

Chandra Kant Maurya, Pradeep Kumar Gupta*

*Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Jhansi Road, Gwalior (MP)-474002, India, Email:

C. K. Maurya, P. K. Gupta, Synlett, 2017, 28, 1649-1651.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589026

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The conversion of primary carbamates into thiols in the presence of phosphorus pentasulfide (P4S10) in refluxing toluene is an indirect route for the conversion of alcohols that may be useful in the total synthesis of compounds containing a thiol functionality.

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Key Words

carbamates, phosphorus pentasulfide, thiocarbamates, dithiocarbamates, alkylthiols, benzylthiols, thiophenols

ID: J60-Y2017