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Molybdenum hexacarbonyl



With a molybdenum hexacarbonyl mediated desulfurization of thiols and disulfides, sulfhydryl groups of aryl, benzyl, primary and secondary alkyl thiols, and S-S single bonds of disulfides can be removed. This reaction tolerates many functional groups and is not affected by steric hindrance.
Z. Wang, Y. Kuninobu, M. Kanai, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1869-1872.

A molybdenum-mediated reductive hydroamination of vinylcyclopropanes with nitroarenes provides substituted homoallylamines were prepared in very good yields. No noble metal catalysts were used in this reaction, and Mo(CO)6 acted as both catalyst and reductant. This protocol provides an effective method for the selective synthesis of substituted homoallylamines from easily available nitroarenes.
J.-L. Lu, Z. Zhang, J.-T. Deng, A.-J. Ma, J.-B. Peng, Org. Lett., 2023, 25, 2991-2995.