Radical deoxygenation of alcohols via their S-methyl dithiocarbonate derivatives with di-n-butylphosphine oxide as hydrogen atom donor

Doo Ok Jang, Dae Hyan Cho, Derek H.R. Barton

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Various S-methyl dithiocarbonates of tertiary and secondary alcohols are readily deoxygenated in high isolated yields by radical deoxygenation with di-n-butylphosphine oxide and various radical initiators in boiling dioxane. Primary alcohols react similarly in boiling xylenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


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  • Organic Chemistry

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