Evidence for the formation of isothiocyanate during sulfurisation of phosphines and phosphites using xanthane hydride

Jiří Hanusek, Mark A. Russell, Andrew P. Laws, Michael I. Page

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Contrary to a previous report, the sulfurisation of triphenylphosphines and trialkyl phosphites by 3-amino-1,2,4-dithiazole-5-thione (xanthane hydride) does not yield carbon disulfide and cyanamide as the additional reaction products but unstable thiocarbamoyl isothiocyanate which has been trapped with nucleophiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number3
Early online date1 Dec 2006
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2007


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