Benzyl phenyl sulfide is used in dyestuff intermediate, flavor & fragrance intermediate and organic intermediate.
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Has been used in a sequence for the introduction of an ortho-substituent into aromatic amines by base-induced rearrangement of an amino sulfonium salt: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 100, 7600 (1978):
Lithiation of phenylthioethers, (t-BuLi/HMPA) leads exclusively to the ɑ-lithio derivatives, which react with electrophiles such as alkyl halides and carbonyl compounds: Tetrahedron Lett., 1961 (1977).