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Nanolayered cobalt–molybdenum sulphides (Co–Mo–S) catalyse borrowing hydrogen C–S bond formation reactions of thiols or H2S with alcohols

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Abstract

Nanolayered cobalt–molybdenum sulphide (Co–Mo–S) materials have been established as excellent catalysts for C–S bond construction. These catalysts allow for the preparation of a broad range of thioethers in good to excellent yields from structurally diverse thiols and readily available primary as well as secondary alcohols. Chemoselectivity in the presence of sensitive groups such as double bonds, nitriles, carboxylic esters and halogens has been demonstrated. It is also shown that the reaction takes place through a hydrogen-autotransfer (borrowing hydrogen) mechanism that involves Co–Mo–S-mediated dehydrogenation and hydrogenation reactions. A novel catalytic protocol based on the thioetherification of alcohols with hydrogen sulphide (H2S) to furnish symmetrical thioethers has also been developed using these earth-abundant metal-based sulphide catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Nanolayered cobalt–molybdenum sulphides (Co–Mo–S) catalyse borrowing hydrogen C–S bond formation reactions of thiols or H2S with alcohols

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Submitted
27 Dec 2018
Accepted
20 Jan 2019
First published
04 Feb 2019

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 3130-3142
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Edge Article

Nanolayered cobalt–molybdenum sulphides (Co–Mo–S) catalyse borrowing hydrogen C–S bond formation reactions of thiols or H2S with alcohols

I. Sorribes and A. Corma, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3130
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05782F

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