A novel method for the highly selective synthesis of dissymmetric S,O-malonates starting from symmetric diphenyl dithiomalonates under neutral conditions is described. The key step is the thermal formation of an acylketene, the stability of which would contribute to the selectivity. The synthetic utility of the dissymmetric S,O-malonates is also shown.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry