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Issue 6, 2013
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Oligomerisation reactions of beta substituted thiols in water

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Beta substituted thiols and various derivatives containing the HX–C–C–SH motif oligomerise in water, preferably in the presence of a carbonate salt. The reaction yields oligomers consisting of one thiol end group, a thiaethylene backbone and an additional terminal group corresponding to the starting material used. Mechanistic studies, as well as the scope of substrates and products of these new promising condensation processes, are presented. In addition, strong nucleophiles were also reacted with mercaptoethanol under simple reaction conditions, leading to the selective formation of more complex molecules.

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The article was received on 11 Sep 2012, accepted on 10 Dec 2012 and first published on 11 Dec 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22131D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 1735-1738

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    Oligomerisation reactions of beta substituted thiols in water

    E. Levin, A. Anaby, C. E. Diesendruck, D. Berkovich-Berger, B. Fuchs and N. G. Lemcoff, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 1735
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22131D

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