B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Hydrodesulfurization Using Hydrosilanes - Metal-Free Reduction of Sulfides

Kodai Saito, Kazumi Kondo, Takahiko Akiyama

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B(C6F5)3-catalyzed hydrodesulfurization of carbon-sulfur bonds was achieved using triethylsilane as the reducing agent. The corresponding products were obtained in good yields under mild reaction conditions. This protocol could be applied to the reduction of sulfides, including benzyl and alkyl sulfides and dithianes, with high chemoselectivities. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3366-3369
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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