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Chan-Lam-Type C-S Coupling Reaction by Sodium Aryl Sulfinates and Organoboron Compounds

Long Yin Lam and Cong Ma*

*Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China, Email:

L. Y. Lam, C. Ma, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 6164-6168.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c02299


A Chan-Lam-type C-S coupling reaction using sodium aryl sulfinates provides diaryl thioethers in yields in the presence of a copper catalyst and potassium sulfite. Both electron-rich and electron-poor sodium aryl sulfinates and diverse organoboron compounds can be converted.

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Key Words

Chan-Lam coupling, diarylsulfides

ID: J54-Y2021