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Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfides

Craig G. Bates, Pranorm Saejueng, Michael Q. Doherty and D. Venkataraman*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, Email:

C. G. Bates, P. Saejueng, M. Q. Doherty, D. Venkataraman, Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 5005-5008.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0477935


A mild, versatile, palladium-free method for the synthesis of vinyl sulfides using the soluble copper(I) catalyst [Cu(phen)(PPh3)2]NO3 is reported. The desired vinyl sulfides are obtained with retention of stereochemistry in good to excellent yields.

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Key Words

Vinyl Sulfides, Aryl Sulfides, Copper Catalysis

ID: J54-Y2004-1250