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Synthesis of dithioesters


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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.