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Indium Oxide Nanoparticles for C-S Coupling of Aryl Halides with Thiols
V. P. Reddy, A. V. Kumar, K. Swapna, K. R. Rao*
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
22 June 2009 (online)
Commercially available indium oxide (In2O3) nanoparticles were found to catalyze the C-S cross-coupling of aryl halides 1 with aryl and alkyl thiols 2. Thus, the reaction of 1 with 2 was carried out in the presence of In2O3 nanoparticles and KOH in DMSO to give the corresponding aryl sulfides 3 (25 examples, 5-97% yield).