New mechanistic aspects on the catalytic transformation of vinylthiiranes to mono and disubstituted 3,6-dihydro-1,2-dithiins by tungsten pentacarbonyl monoacetonitrile

David W. Lupton, Dennis K. Taylor

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Various alkyl and aryl mono- and disubstituted 3,6-dihydro-1,2-dithiins have been synthesised from their corresponding vinylthiiranes exploiting Adams' tungsten pentacarbonyl monoacetonitrile catalytic transformation. New conclusions pertaining to the rate determining step, the sensitivity of the process to precursor sterics and electronics, and the nature of various reaction intermediates are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4517-4527
Number of pages11
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2002


  • 1,2-Dithiins
  • Tungsten pentacarbonyl monoacetonitrile
  • Vinylthiiranes

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