Synthesis 1990; 1990(7): 618-620
DOI: 10.1055/s-1990-26960
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Facile Elimination of Ethanethiol in the Reaction of α-Hydroxy-β-bis(ethylthio)acetals with Copper(I) Chloride in Dimethylformamide

Zdzisław Paryzek* , Jacek Martynow
  • *Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, PL-60-780 Poznań, Poland
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17 September 2002 (online)

Bis(ethylthio)acetals possessing a hydroxy group in the α-position eliminate, upon reaction with copper(I) chloride in dimethylformamide, cleanly and quantitatively one molecule of ethanethiol with the formation of substituted ethyl vinyl sulfides.