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Alkyl- or Arylthiolation of Aryl Iodide via Cleavage of the S-S Bond of Disulfide Compound by Nickel Catalyst and Zinc

Nobukazu Taniguchi

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

N. Taniguchi, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 6904-6906.

DOI: 10.1021/jo040184q


A nickel-catalyzed alkyl- or arylthiolation of aryl iodides with disulfides allows the preparation of various aryl sulfides. The in situ generated Ni(0)-bpy complex converts ArI into ArSR under neutral conditions. Furthermore, this system enables the use of only 0.5 eq. (RS)2.

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Key Words

Alkylthiolation, Arylthiolation, Disulfides, Aryl Sulfides, Diaryl Sulfides

ID: J42-Y2004-1200