Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 47, Issue 10, pp 2022–2024 | Cite as

Homolytic cyclization of 1,3-propanedithiol to 1,2-dithiolane in the presence of 2,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexadiene

  • D. V. Demchuk
  • G. I. Nikishin
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2,2-Diethyl-1,3-propanedithiol undergoes cyclization to 4,4-diethyl-1,2-dithiolane upon interaction with 2,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexadiene in benzene in the presence of azodiisolbutyronitrile. The reaction proceeds according to the radical chain mechanism.

Key words

2,2-diethyl-1,3-propanedithiol cyclization radical chain mechanism 4,4-diethyl-1,2-dithioaline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Demchuk
    • 1
  • G. I. Nikishin
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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