Catalytic synthesis of benzodithiophenes

Research paper by M. A. Ryashentseva, E. P. Belanova, Kh. M. Minachev, V. M. Polosin, V. S. Bogdanov, V. A. Petukhov, B. I. Maksimov

Indexed on: 01 Dec '88Published on: 01 Dec '88Published in: Russian Chemical Bulletin


The reaction of p-diethylbenzene and H2S on a chromium-containing oxide catalyst gives a thiophene analog of phenanthrene, namely, benzo[2,1-b∶3,4-b′]dithiophene, and a thiophene analog of anthracene, namely, benzo[1,2-b∶4,5-b′]dithiophene.