One-Pot Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diaryl Thioethers by Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Two Aryl Bromides and a Thiol Surrogate
Extraordinarily simple, convenient, and efficient: A general and operationally simple one-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical diaryl sulfides by coupling two different bromoarenes and triisopropylsilanethiol (TIPS-SH) is reported. This protocol overcomes the narrow availability of arene thiols and their instability to oxidation. These reactions catalyzed by palladium complexes generated from the alkylbisphosphine CyPF-tBu occur in good to excellent yields with wide scope and high tolerance of functional groups.
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