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Metal-Free Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfones from Arylsulfinic Acid Salts and Diaryliodonium Salts

Natalie Umierski and Georg Manolikakes*

*Department of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Email:

N. Umierski, G. Manolikakes, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 188-191.

DOI: 10.1021/ol303248h

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An efficient and transition-metal-free synthesis of diaryl sulfones in high yields from arylsulfinic acid salts and diaryliodonium salts tolerates a range of functional groups and offers high chemoselectivity if unsymmetrical diaryliodonium salts are used.

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Key Words

Aryl Sulfones

ID: J54-Y2013-0080