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A Novel Method for the Direct Synthesis of Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Sulfides and Disulfides from Aryl Halides and Ethyl Potassium Xanthogenate

M. Soleiman-Beigi*, Z. Arzehgar

*Department of Chemistry, Basic of Sciences Faculty, Ilam University, PO Box 69315-516, Ilam, Iran, Email:

M. Soleiman-Beigi, Z. Arzehgar, Synlett, 2018, 29, 986-992.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609081 (free Supporting Information)

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The reaction of aryl halides with ethyl potassium xanthogenate in the presence of MOF-199 provides O-Ethyl-S-aryl carbonodithioates as intermediates, that can be converted into symmetrical diaryl disulfides, unsymmetrical aryl alkyl(aryl′) disulfides by the reaction with S-alkyl(aryl) sulfurothioates (Bunte salts) as well as unsymmetrical aryl alkyl(aryl′) sulfides.

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Key Words

MOF-199, disulfides, ethyl potassium, xanthogenate, sulfides

ID: J60-Y2018