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IBX/I2-Mediated Reaction of Sodium Arenesulfinates with Alkenes: Facile Synthesis of β-Keto Sulfones

Natthapol Samakkanad, Praewpan Katrun, Thanachart Techajaroonjit, Sornsiri Hlekhlai, Manat Pohmakotr, Vichai Reutrakul, Thaworn Jaipetch, Darunee Soorukram, Chutima Kuhakarn*

*Department of Chemistry and Center for Innovation in Chemistry (PERCH-CIC), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, Email:

N. Samakkanad, P. Katrun, T. Techajaroonjit, S. Hlekhlai, M. Pohmakotr, V. Reutrakul, T. Jaipetch, D. Soorukram, C. Kuhakarn, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 1693-1699.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290952 (free Supporting Information)


A combination of o-iodoxybenzoic acid and iodine mediates a direct synthesis of β-keto sulfones from alkenes and arenesulfinates in good yields in a one-pot reaction.

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Key Words

IBX, iodine, alkenes, β-keto sulfones, sulfones

ID: J66-Y2012-1870