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Oxidative C-S Bond Cleavage of Benzyl Thiols Enabled by Visible-Light-Mediated Silver(II) Complexes

Boseok Hong, Kim Christopher C. Aganda and Anna Lee*

*Department of Chemistry, Department of Energy Science and Technology, Myongji University, Yongin 17058, Republic of Korea, Email:

B. Hong, K. C. C. Aganda, A. Lee, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4395-4399.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01399

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The use of visible-light-induced silver catalysis enables a controlled singlet-oxygen-mediated selective C-S bond cleavage reaction of benzyl thiols to afford carbonyl compounds.

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Key Words

aldehydes, ketones, oxygen, potassium peroxydisulfate

ID: J54-Y2020