A simple route for facile access of aryl(2-aminoaryl) sulfide was reported. With the aid of iron(III) chloride catalyst and diamine ligand, benzothiazole was efficiently S-arylated with various aryl iodides (19 examples) in water under air atmosphere. This operationally simple protocol provides aryl(2-aminoaryl) sulfides in moderate to good yields.
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- Organic Chemistry