Decarbonylative aryl thioether synthesis by Ni catalysis

Kota Ishitobi, Ryota Isshiki, Kitty K. Asahara, Cassandra Lim, Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi*

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A decarbonylative aryl thioether synthesis by nickel catalysis is described. After optimization of the reaction conditions, two air-stable Ni catalytic systems [Ni(OAc)2/PnBu3 and Ni(OAc)2/dppb] were identified. Using these catalysts, various aryl thioesters can be converted to the corresponding aryl thioethers in decarbonylative fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-759
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Decarbonylative reaction
  • Nickel
  • Thioether

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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