Sulfur-Mediated Rearrangements II

Volume 275 of the series Topics in Current Chemistry pp 131-161


Thione–Thiol Rearrangement: Miyazaki–Newman–Kwart Rearrangement and Others

  • Cristiano ZontaAffiliated withDipartimento di Chimica, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia Email author 
  • , Ottorino De LucchiAffiliated withDipartimento di Chimica, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
  • , Raffaella VolpicelliAffiliated withZambon Group Spa
  • , Livius CotarcaAffiliated withZambon Group Spa

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Thione-to-thiol rearrangements represent a general route for the synthesis of sulfur compoundsfrom hydroxyl functionalities. In particular, the Miyazaki–Newman–Kwart rearrangementhas been widely used for the synthesis of aromatic thiols from the corresponding phenols.

Thermal rearrangement Newman–Kwart rearrangement Aromatic thiols