Group IVB organometallic sulphides : III. Cleavage of the germanium-sulphur bond by electrophilic reagents

@inproceedings{Wardell1971GroupIO,
  title={Group IVB organometallic sulphides : III. Cleavage of the germanium-sulphur bond by electrophilic reagents},
  author={James Lewis Wardell and Robin D. Taylor and Terence J. Lillie},
  year={1971}
}
The germanium—sulphur bond in Bu3GeSAr is cleaved by electrophilic reagents. Thus halogens and nitrosyl chloride react to give the disulphide, ArSSAr; sulphenyl chlorides, Ar′SCl, give ArSSAr′; sulphur chlorides, SCl2 and S2Cl2, give tri- and tetrasulphides, ArSSSAr and ArSSSSAr, respectively. Metathetic reactions also occur with triphenylmethyl chloride and phenylmercury chloride. The germanium sulphides appear to be less reactive than the corresponding tin sulphides. 

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