Synthesis 2009(10): 1720-1724  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216641
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A Convenient and Efficient α-Sulfenylation of Carbonyl Compounds

Emilia Okragla, Sebastian Demkowicz, Janusz Rachon, Dariusz Witt*
Department of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland
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Publication History

Received 4 December 2008
Publication Date:
14 April 2009 (online)

Abstract

A method for the α-sulfenylation of carbonyl compounds by 5,5-dimethyl-2-thioxo-1,3,2-dioxaphosphorinanane-2-disulfanyl derivatives has been developed. Readily available reagents, mild reaction conditions, and excellent yields with high selectivity make this method quite simple, convenient and practical.

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