Carboxylic acid esters derived from N-hydroxypyridine-2-thione undergo efficient radical chain decarboxylation to the corresponding nor-alkane on treatment with either tri-n-butylstannane or t-butylmercaptan; in the absence of these hydrogen atom donors a smooth decarboxylative rearrangement giving noralkyl 2-pyridyl sulphides is observed.
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Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
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