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Report | Regular issue | Vol 19, No. 8, 1982, pp.1501-1510
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1982-08-1501
vic-Iodothiocyanates and Iodoisothiocyanates. Part 6. The Synthesis of Thiirans

Richard C. Cambie, Peter S. Rutledge, Gary A. Strange, and Paul D. Woodgate

*Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand


Treatment of the vic-iodothiocyanates of either cyclic or acyclic alkenes with lithium triethylborohydride (‘Super Hydride’) gives thiirans in high yields. The structure of the product from r-1-iodo-1-thiocyanatothyl-c-4-t-butylcyclohexane has been confirmed by an independent synthesis.