tBuOK-triggered bond formation reactions†
Recently, inexpensive and readily available tBuOK has seen widespread use in transition-metal-free reactions. Herein, we report the use of tBuOK for S–S, S–Se, NN and CN bond formations, which significantly extends the scope of tBuOK in chemical synthesis. Compared with traditional methods, we have realized mild and general methods for disulfide, azobenzenes imine etc. synthesis.