2,4-Di-t-butyl-6-methoxyphenyldithioxophosphorane as a probe for the mechanistic studies of Lawesson's reagent

Masaaki Yoshifuji, De Lie An, Kozo Toyota, Masafumi Yasunami

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The chemical conversion of carbonyl to thiocarbonyl compound was directly achieved by the treatment of benzophenone with 2,4-di-t-butyl-6-methoxyphenyldithioxophosphorane, which was prepared by the thermolysis of the corresponding dimeric species, 1,3,2,4-dithiadiphosphetane 2,4-disulfides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4379-4382
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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