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Visible-Light-Promoted C–S Cross-Coupling via Intermolecular Charge Transfer

Abstract: Disclosed is a mild, scalable, visible-light-promoted cross-coupling reaction between thiols and aryl halides for the construction of C–S bonds in the absence of both transition metal and photoredox catalysts. The scope of aryl halides and thiol partners includes over 60 examples and therefore provides an entry point into various aryl thioether building blocks of…