The cyclic trithiocarbonates 1,3-dithioIane-2-thione (4) and 1,3-dithiole-2-thione (9) in 1,2-dichloroethane and MeCN, respectively, react with alkyl- and phenyl-substituted oxiranes 2 in the presence of Lewis acids to give 1-oxa-4,6,9-trithiaspiro[4.4]nonanes 5 and 6 (Scheme 2) and 1-oxa-4,6,9-trithiaspiro[4.4]non-7-enes 10 and 11 (Scheme 3), respectively. The reactions proceed regioselectively yielding 2-alky1 (5,10) and 3-phenyl derivatives (6, 11) as the main products. From the reaction of 4 and 2-phenyloxirane (2e) with TiCl4, 2-phenyl-1,4,6,9-tetrathiaspiro[4.4]nonane (7) is isolated as a minor product. The molecular structures of 5a, 6e, and 7 are established by X-ray crystallography
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