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Copper-catalyzed cyanation of disulfides by azobisisobutyronitrile leading to thiocyanates

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Abstract

The copper-catalyzed cyanation of disulfides by azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) was developed, leading to thiocyanates in moderate to good yields. This procedure tolerates a series of functional groups, such as chloro, nitro, methyl and methoxycarbonyl in the phenyl ring of disulfides. Notably, it enables the use of two ArS units in (ArS)2. CuI was found to be essential for the in situ formation of cyanide anions.

Graphical abstract: Copper-catalyzed cyanation of disulfides by azobisisobutyronitrile leading to thiocyanates

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2014, accepted on 17 Aug 2014 and first published on 18 Aug 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04578E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 12139-12141
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    Copper-catalyzed cyanation of disulfides by azobisisobutyronitrile leading to thiocyanates

    F. Teng, J. Yu, H. Yang, Y. Jiang and J. Cheng, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 12139
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04578E

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