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Aerobic Nickel-Catalyzed Hydroxysulfonylation of Alkenes Using Sodium Sulfinates

Nobukazu Taniguchi*

*Department of Chemistry, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan, Email:

N. Taniguchi, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 7797-7802.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b01176 (free Supporting Information)

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A nickel-catalyzed hydroxysulfonylation of alkenes using sodium sulfinates under air enabled the selective synthesis of β-hydroxysulfones in good yields and suppressed the formation of β-ketosulfones. On the contrary, sulfonylation of alkynes with sodium sulfonates afforded only β-ketosulfones.

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Key Words

sulfones, oxygen

ID: J42-Y2015