Copper-catalyzed oxidative alkenylation of thioethers via Csp3–H functionalization†
A novel copper-catalyzed oxidative alkenylation of thioethers via Csp3–H functionalization to construct allylic thioethers is first demonstrated. Different 1,1-disubstituted olefins could cross-couple with thioethers to generate the corresponding alkenylation products in moderate to excellent yields. This reaction is supposed to proceed via a radical process.
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