Interactions of arenes and thioethers resulting in facilitated oxidation

Woo Jin Chung, Malika Ammam, Nadine E. Gruhn, Gary S. Nichol, Waheguru P. Singh, George S. Wilson, Richard S. Glass

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(Figure Presented) Synthesis of 6-endo and 6-exomethylthio-2- endoarylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptanes was accomplished stereoselectively. The ionization energies, determined by photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrochemical oxidation potentials, determined by cyclic voltammetry, were lower for the 6-endomethylthio compounds than for their 6-exomethylthio analogues. Calculations supported the notion that facilitation of electron transfer in the 6-endomethylthio compounds results from through-space S⋯π interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Chung, W. J., Ammam, M., Gruhn, N. E., Nichol, G. S., Singh, W. P., Wilson, G. S., & Glass, R. S. (2009). Interactions of arenes and thioethers resulting in facilitated oxidation. Organic Letters, 11(2), 397-400.