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