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Synthesis of Sulfones and Sulfonamides via Sulfinate Anions: Revisiting the Utility of Thiosulfonates

Pranab K. Shyam and Hye-Young Jang*

*Department of Energy Systems Research, Ajou University, Suwon 16499, Korea, Email:

P. K. Shyam, H.-Y. Jang, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 1761-1767.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b03016

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Thiosulfonates synthesized by copper-catalyzed aerobic dimerization serve as substrate for simple and high-yielding strategies for the production of a variety of sulfones and sulfonamides. Thiosulfinates are stable, nontoxic alternatives to metal sulfinate salts derived from toxic SO2.

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Key Words

benzyl sulfones, sulfonamides, NBS

ID: J42-Y2017