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Tungsten-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution with a Heteroatom Nucleophile: Reaction Development and Synthetic Applications

Yaoyao Xu, Muhammad Salman, Shahid Khan, Junjie Zhang and Ajmal Khan*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an 710049, P. R. China, Email:

Y. Xu, M. Salman, S. Khan, J. Zhang, A. Khan, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 1150111510.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c01632 (free Supporting Information)

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A complex of readily available (CH3CN)3W(CO)3 and a bipyridine ligand catalyzes an allylation of sodium sulfinates at 60C to provide branched allylic sulfones in very good yields and excellent regioselectivity.

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Key Words

allylic sulfones

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