Aryl iodides and aryl sulfonyl hydrazides were reacted with carbon monoxide in the presence of DBU and a palladium catalyst to provide optimal yields of S-aryl thioesters. Aryl sulfonyl hydrazides served as aryl thiol surrogates. Optimal results were obtained when the reaction was carried out with Pd(dba)2/dppb in toluene at 80 °C for 12 h. The methodology exhibits superior functional group tolerance, being compatible with moieties like fluoride, chloride, bromide, ester, ketone, cyanide and nitro.
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