Diverse diaryl sulfide synthesis through consecutive aryne reactions

Chem Commun (Camb). 2021 Mar 11;57(21):2621-2624. doi: 10.1039/d0cc08373a.

Abstract

An efficient method to synthesize diaryl sulfides with structural diversity is disclosed. Demethylative hydrothiolation of aryne intermediates generated from o-iodoaryl triflates with methylthio-substituted o-silylaryl triflates and further aryne reactions afford diverse diaryl sulfides.