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Synthesis of dithioesters


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Selective addition reactions of various monothiocarboxylic acids to the ynamide MYTsA furnish α-thioacyloxyenamides. A subsequent transesterification with alcohols or thiols affords thionoesters and dithioesters, respectively. The method offers broad substrate scope, mild reaction conditions, and good yields.
C. Yao, J. Yang, X. Lu, S. Zhang, J. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 6628-6631.

The reaction of carboxylic acids with various thiols or alcohols in the presence of phosphorus pentasulfide proceeded effectively to afford the corresponding dithiocarboxylic esters in high yields.
A. Sudalai, S. Kanagasabapathy, B. C. Benicewicz, Org. Lett., 2000, 2, 3213-3216.