Sulfoxide-directed metal-free cross-couplings in the expedient synthesis of benzothiophene-based components of materials

Andrew J. Eberhart, Harry Shrives, Yuntong Zhang, Amandine Carrër, Adam V S Parry, Daniel J. Tate, Michael L. Turner, David J. Procter

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    Abstract

    A metal-free approach combining sulfoxide-directed metal-free C-H cross-couplings with tuneable electrophile-mediated heterocyclizations and carbocyclative dimerizations, allows expedient access to benzothiophene-based systems that are components of important materials or are proven organic materials in their own right. As benzothiophene-based materials are typically prepared using Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling processes, our approach allows potential issues of metal cost and supply, and metal-contamination of products, to be avoided.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1281-1285
    Number of pages5
    JournalChemical Science
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    Early online date9 Nov 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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