1957 年 77 巻 9 号 p. 977-979
Some considerations were made on the mechanism of the formation of dibenzyl sulfide (II) by the reaction of phenylmethanesulfonyl chloride (I) with red phosphorus, in the presence of iodine catalyst. A part of (I) is reduced through dibenzyl disulfide to phenylmethanethiol (V). The remaining part of (I) undergoes pyrolysis at the same time to form benzyl chloride (III), which is changed to benzyl iodide (IV) by the action of hydriodic acid. Finally, (II) is formed by the condensation of (V) and (IV).