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Benzothiazole Sulfinate: A Sulfinic Acid Transfer Reagent under Oxidation-Free Conditions

Jacob J. Day, Deshka L. Neill, Shi Xu and Ming Xian*

*Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, United States, Email:

J. J. Day, D. L. Neill, S. Xu, M. Xian, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 3819-3822.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01693

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An oxidation-free method provides sulfinic acids and sulfinate salts from easily prepared sulfone-substituted benzothiazole derivatives under mild reaction conditions. One-pot syntheses of sulfones and sulfonamides are also described.

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Key Words

sulfinic acids, sulfones, sodium borohydride

ID: J54-Y2017