Electrochemical electrophilic aromatic methylthiation in liquid SO2

Richard S. Glass, Viatcheslav V. Jouikov

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Controlled potential electrolysis of dimethyldisulfide in liquid sulfur dioxide provides a strongly electrophilic methylthiating agent. This species methylthiates strongly to weakly activated arenes in good to excellent yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6357-6358
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number35
StatePublished - Aug 27 1999


  • Disulfide
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrophilic aromatic substitution
  • Sulfur dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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