KI–Tetraethylene Glycol Complex as an Effective Catalyst for the Synthesis of Cyclic Thiocarbonates from Epoxides and CS2

Megumi Okada, Ryuichi Nishiyori, Shiho Kaneko, Kazunobu Igawa, Seiji Shirakawa

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Abstract

An efficient synthesis of cyclic thiocarbonates from epoxides and CS2 under mild reaction conditions was achieved when a KI–tetraethylene glycol complex was used as a readily available and economic catalyst. The effects of various glycols and alkali metal halides were investigated in the present work to clarify the importance of both KI and tetraethylene glycol. The reaction mechanisms for the synthesis of cyclic thiocarbonates are discussed on the basis of the stereochemistry of the products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2022-2027
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume2018
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 8 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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