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Fe-S Catalyst Generated In Situ from Fe(III)- and S3--Promoted Aerobic Oxidation of Terminal Alkenes

Jing-Jing Ai, Bei-Bei Liu, Jian Li, Fei Wang, Cheng-Mi Huang, Weidong Rao and Shun-Yi Wang*

*College of Chemistry, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China, Email:

J.-J. Ai, B.-B. Liu, J. Li, F. Wang, C.-M. Huang, W. Rao, S.-Y. Wang, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 4705-4709.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c01408

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An iron-sulfur complex formed by the simple mixture of FeCl3 with S3- generated in situ from K2S mediates an aerobic oxidation of terminal alkenes under an atmosphere of O2 (balloon). The reaction could proceed on a gram scale, expanding the application of S3- in organic synthesis.

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Key Words

cleavage of alkenes, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2021