Mn(III)-induced reaction of 1,1-diarylethenes with potassium thiocyanate: a novel synthesis of dithiocyanates

Nguyen Van Ha, Tran Thi Bao Quyen


Reactions of 1,1-diarylethenes with potassium thiocyanate in the presence of manganese triacetate dihydrate was uncovered to be a simple approach to dithiocyanates. This new method was applied to synthesize some new 1,2-dithiocyanatoethane derivatives. High yields and unbelievable short reaction time as well as simple procedure made this synthetic method become a practical alternative to reported ones.


Mn(III)-oxidative reaction, 1,1-diarylethenes, dithiocyanates.

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