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Org Lett. 2000 Oct 5;2(20):3213-6.

Phosphorus pentasulfide: A mild and versatile Catalyst/Reagent for the preparation of dithiocarboxylic esters

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  • 1NYS Center for Polymer Synthesis and Department of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180, USA.

Abstract

The reaction of carboxylic acids (1) with a variety of thiols or alcohols in the presence of phosphorus pentasulfide (P(4)S(10)) as a catalyst and reagent (20-40 mol %) proceeded effectively to afford the corresponding dithiocarboxylic esters (2) in high yields.

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