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A sustainable oxidative esterification of thiols with alcohols by a cobalt nanocatalyst supported on doped carbon

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Here, we developed a new cobalt nanocatalyst supported on N–SiO2-doped activated carbon (Co/N–SiO2–AC), which exhibits excellent catalytic performance towards the oxidative esterification of (hetero)aryl and alkyl thiols with alcohols. A wide array of sulfinic esters were efficiently afforded in an exclusive chemoselective manner. The developed synthetic method proceeds with the merits of mild reaction conditions, broad substrate scope, operational simplicity, good functional group tolerance, earth-abundant and reusable cobalt catalysts, the utilization of renewable alcohols as the coupling partners and molecular O2 as the sole oxidant, which offers a practical method for sustainable synthesis of sulfinic esters.

Graphical abstract: A sustainable oxidative esterification of thiols with alcohols by a cobalt nanocatalyst supported on doped carbon

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2018, accepted on 03 Apr 2018 and first published on 04 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00441B
Citation: Green Chem., 2018,20, 1992-1997
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    A sustainable oxidative esterification of thiols with alcohols by a cobalt nanocatalyst supported on doped carbon

    C. Zhou, Z. Tan, H. Jiang and M. Zhang, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 1992
    DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00441B

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