Koichi Mitsudo,* Yuri Tachibana, Eisuke Sato, Seiji Suga*
Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 8547–8552.
Ms. Tachibana’s work has been published in Org. Lett.! Electrochemical transformation of bi(aryl)disulfides to dibenzothiophenes was developed. While similar reactions using transition metal catalysts are known, but the electrochemical reaction proceeds quickly without transition metals to give dibenzothiophenes. The key is the addition of bromide ion as a mediator.