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The Emergence of Transition-Metal-Mediated Hydrothiolation of Unsaturated Carbon–Carbon Bonds: A Mechanistic Outlook

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  • Dr. Ricardo Castarlenas,

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    1. Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
    • Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)

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  • Dr. Andrea Di Giuseppe,

    1. Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • Prof. Jesús J. Pérez-Torrente,

    1. Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • Prof. Luis A. Oro

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    1. Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
    • Instituto Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea—Departamento de Química Inórganica, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Facultad de Ciencias, Pl. S. Francisco S/N 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)

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  • Financial support from the MICINN of Spain Project CTQ2010-15221), the Diputación General de Aragón (E07), the ARAID Foundation under the program “Jóvenes Investigadores”, and CONSOLIDER INGENIO-2010, under the Project MULTICAT (CSD2009-00050) are gratefully acknowledged.

Abstract

The hydrothiolation of unsaturated carbon–carbon bonds is a practical and atom-economical approach for the incorporation of sulfur into organic frameworks. In recent years, we have witnessed the development of a range of transition-metal-based catalytic systems for the control of the regio- and stereoselectivity. In this Minireview we highlight the mechanistic background behind this transformation so as to help the design of more specific and active organometallic hydrothiolation catalysts.

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