S(IV)–Mediated Unsymmetrical Heterocycle Cross-Couplings
report a sulfur (IV) mediated cross-coupling for facile synthesis of heteroaromatic
substrates. Addition of heteroaryl nucleophiles onto a simple,
readily-accessible alkyl sulfinyl (IV) chloride allows formation of a trigonal
bipyramidal sulfurane intermediate. Reductive elimination therefrom provides bis-heteroaryl
products in a practical and efficient fashion.