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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:

B. Das, M. Lingaiah, K. Damodar, N. Bhunia, Synthesis, 2011, 2941-2644.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260142


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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Key Words

vinylsulfones, alkenes, aryl sulfinates, synthetic methods, sodium periodate

ID: J66-Y2011-2710