Electrochemical oxidative C-H/S-H cross-coupling between enamines and thiophenols with H2 evolution.


College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences , Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) , Wuhan University , Wuhan 430072 , Hubei , P. R. China . Email: [Email]


Electrochemical oxidative C-H/S-H cross-coupling has been developed to construct the C-S bond in a highly straightforward and efficient manner. Various enamines and (hetero)aryl thiols could be transformed smoothly under undivided electrolytic cell conditions. Moreover, this electrosynthesis strategy not only avoided the use of chemical oxidants and transition metal catalysts, but also exhibited excellent atom economy.