A simple iridium catalytic system was developed that allows for a variety of 2-borylthioanisoles to be easily synthesized via ortho-selective C-H borylation of thioanisole derivatives. Once introduced, boryl and methylthio groups were converted by palladium-catalyzed transformations. Density functional theory calculations revealed that weak interactions, such as hydrogen bonding between the C-H bond of the SCH3 group and the oxygen atom of the boryl ligand, control the ortho-selectivity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry