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Gol'dfarb, Y.L., Ksenzhek, N.S. & Belen'kii, L.I. Synthesis and nitration of dimethyl-(3-thienyl)sulfonium salts. Russ Chem Bull 22, 1124–1125 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00854269