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Review of the organic trithiocarbonates synthesis

  • Mehdi Fallah-Mehrjardi


Trithiocarbonates are an important class of organic compounds that have found a wide range of application in industrial and medical chemistry. They have been employed as key precursors, intermediates, or protecting groups for thiol functionality in organic synthesis. In this review, various reported methods in the literature for the synthesis of symmetrical, unsymmetrical, and cyclic trithiocarbonates are discussed.

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Trithiocarbonates 1,3-Dithiolane-2-thiones Alkyl halides Thiols Carbon disulfide 



The author gratefully acknowledges partial financial support from the research council of Payame Noor University (PNU).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPayame Noor UniversityTehranIran

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