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Metal-free Oxidative Coupling of Aromatic Alkenes with Thiols Leading to (E)-Vinyl Sulfones

Leilei Wang, Huilan Yue, Daoshan Yang, Huanhuan Cui, Minghui Zhu, Jinming Wang, Wei Wei* and Hua Wang*

*Institute of Medicine and Material Applied Technologies, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu, 273165 Shandong, China, Email:,

L. Wang, H. Yue, D. Yang, H. Cui, M. Zhu, J. Wang, W. Wei, H. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 6857-6864.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00994

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A facile I2O5-mediated direct oxidative coupling of aromatic alkenes with thiols provides various (E)-vinyl sulfones from readily available starting materials with excellent regioselectivity under metal-free conditions.

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Key Words

vinyl sulfones, oxidation, iodine pentoxide

ID: J42-Y2017