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Cyano(ethoxycarbonothioylthio)methyl Benzoate:  A Novel One-Carbon Radical Equivalent

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posted on 05.01.2006, 00:00 by Sharanjeet K. Bagal, Michiel de Greef, Samir Z. Zard
Cyano(ethoxycarbonothioylthio)methyl benzoate 3 has been prepared and shown to be an excellent one-carbon radical equivalent that can be applied for the introduction of an acyl unit via xanthate transfer radical addition to olefins. The corresponding adducts can be further elaborated. A rare 1,5-nitrile translocation was also observed during the study.