Synthesis of Dibenzothiophenes and Related Classes of Heterocycles by Using Functionalized Dithiocarbamates


  • We thank the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the European Research Council (ERC), and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for financial support. We also thank BASF AG (Ludwigshafen), W. C. Heraeus GmbH (Hanau), and Chemetall GmbH (Frankfurt) for the generous gift of chemicals.


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A round trip: Readily available dithiocarbamates can undergo ring closure to give functionalized sulfur heterocycles (see scheme). These heteroaromatic compounds can be further functionalized by directed alumination and subsequently trapped with various electrophiles.