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Copper-Catalyzed Sulfonylation of Arylboronic Acids in Ionic Liquids

M. Lakshmi Kantam*, B. Neelima, B. Sreedhar, Rajashree Chakravarti

*Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad 500607, India, Email:

M. L. Kantam, B. Neelima, B. Sreedhar, R. Chakravarti, Synlett, 2008, 1455-1458.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1078420


A mild and efficient copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of arylboronic acids with sulfinic acid salts affords a wide range of alkylaryl and diaryl sulfones in good yields under ambient conditions. The use of an ionic liquid allows a convenient separation of the product and recycling of copper catalyst.

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Key Words

aryl sulfones, cupric acetate, ionic liquids, recyclability

ID: J60-Y2008-1410