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Regiospecific Cleavage of S-N Bonds in Sulfonyl Azides: Sulfonyl Donors

Zhiguo Zhang*, Songnan Wang, Yong Zhang, Guisheng Zhang*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007, China, Email:,

Z. Zhang, S. Wang, Y. Zhang, G. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 3919-3926.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b03046

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Sulfonyl azides can be used as efficient sulfonyl donors. A trifluoromethanesulfonic acid-induced formation of reactive sulfonyl cations from sulfonyl azides followed by coupling with various arenes provides aryl sulfones at ambient temperature.

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Key Words

aryl sulfones

ID: J42-Y2019