An Efficient Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfones from Alkenes and Aryl Sulfinates
Biswanath Das*, Maram Lingaiah, Kongara Damodar, Nisith Bhunia
*Organic Chemistry Division-1, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad 500 007, India, Email: biswanathdasyahoo.com
B. Das, M. Lingaiah, K. Damodar, N. Bhunia, Synthesis, 2011, 2941-2644.
The reaction of alkenes with sodium arene sulfinates in the presence of potassium iodide and sodium periodate and a catalytic amount of acetic acid provides vinyl sulfones at room temperature. The products are formed in high yields within hours.
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