SYNTHESIS OF ARYL CYCLOPROPYL SULFIDES
Mis à jour : 5 juil. 2020
Synthesis of aryl cyclopropyl sulfides through copper-promoted S-cyclopropylation of thiophenols using cyclopropylboronic acids
The copper-promoted S-cyclopropylation of thiophenols using cyclopropylboronic acid is reported. The procedure operates under simple conditions to afford the corresponding aryl cyclopropyl sulfides in moderate to excellent yields. The reaction tolerates substitution in ortho-, meta- and para-substitution as well as electron-donating and electron-withdrawing groups. The S-cyclopropylation of a thiophenol was also accomplished using potassium cyclopropyl trifluoroborate.
Emeline Benoit, Ahmed Fnaiche and Alexandre Gagnon