Synthesis 2005(6): 998-1004  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-861841
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Preparation of para-Terphenylylalkanethiols with Different Chain Lengths

Jan Müller, Markus Brunnbauer, Michael Schmidt, Anja Zimmermann, Andreas Terfort*
Institut für Anorganische und Angewandte Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
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Received 20 August 2004
Publication Date:
21 February 2005 (online)

Abstract

Terphenylylalkanethiols with different chain length were synthesized using palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. While the thiols with two and three methylene groups were obtained via photoaddition of thiopivalic acid to the respective alkenes, the longer terphenylylalkanethiols were synthesized by two consecutive Kumada cross-coupling reactions followed by a Mitsunobu reaction for the introduction of the sulfur functionality.

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