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Zinc-Catalyzed Synthesis of Dithioacetals through Double Hydrosulfenylation of Alkynes by Thiols

Nobukazu Taniguchi*, Kenji Kitayama

*Department of Chemistry, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan, Email:

N. Taniguchi, K. Kitayama, Synlett, 2018, 29, 2712-2716.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610302

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Dihydrosulfenylation of alkynes with thiols can be achieved by using a zinc catalyst to provide dithioacetals regioselectively in excellent yields. A hydrosulfenylation of alkenes can also be performed.

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Key Words

hydrosulfenylation, dihydrosulfenylation, dithioacetals, zinc catalysis, alkynes, alkenes

ID: J72-Y2018