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Published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. (2012) 1-19. DOI:10.1002/ejoc.201201313
A simple and rapid one-pot protocol is described for the preparation of α- and β-hydroxy sulfides. The direct solventfree microwave irradiation of diaryliodonium salts, potassium thiocyanate, and ethylene glycol/β-propylene glycol without any catalyst or base affords the final compounds in good yields (65–95%) in around 10–25 min.