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Electrosynthesis of (E)-Vinyl Sulfones Directly from Cinnamic Acids and Sodium Sulfinates via Decarboxylative Sulfono Functionalization

Peng Qian, Meixiang Bi, Jihu Su, Zhenggen Zha* and Zhiyong Wang*

*Department of Chemistry & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, P. R. China, Email:,

P. Qian, M. Bi, J. Su, Z. Zha, Z. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 4876-4882.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00661 (free Supporting Information)

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An electrocatalytic oxidation enables the construction of various (E)-vinyl sulfones directly from cinnamic acids and sodium sulfinates with high regioselectivity at room temperature via a sulfonyl radical intermediate.

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Key Words

vinyl sulfones, electrochemistry

ID: J42-Y2016