Bimetallic BaMoO4 nanoparticles for the C–S cross-coupling of thiols with haloarenes†
We disclosed new bimetallic BaMoO4 nanoparticles for the C–S cross-coupling reaction. The C–S cross-coupling reaction of alkyl/aryl thiols with haloarenes was accomplished with high yields. The reaction has good functional group tolerance and selectivity. This is an efficient protocol for synthesizing the building blocks of pharmaceuticals containing C–S bonds. The catalyst is recyclable. The unactivated bromo- and 4-acetyl fluoro-arenes can well couple to afford thioethers in high yields. The reaction is believed to proceed by oxidative addition and reductive elimination.