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TFFH as an Excellent Reagent for Acylation of Alcohols, Thiols and Dithiocarbamates

Michael Pittelkow, Fadhil S. Kamounah, Ulrik Boas, Brian Pedersen, Jørn B. Christensen*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, Email:

M. Pittelkow, F. S. Kamounah, U. Boas, B. Pedersen, J. B. Christensen, Synthesis, 2004, 2485-2492.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-831250

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A convenient procedure allows the synthesis of esters and thioesters from the corresponding carboxylic acid using TFFH as the coupling reagent. The preparation of N-acyl-dithiocarbamates from carboxylic acids and 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione is also described.

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Key Words

esterification, coupling reagents, acylations (alcohols, thiols), esters, thioesters, thioacids, dithiocarbamates

ID: J66-Y2004-2350