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Electrochemical Synthesis of Sulfinic Esters via Aerobic Oxidative Esterification of Thiophenols with Alcohols

Hongyan Zhou, Jiaokui Duan, Dongtai Xie, Jingya Yang*, Ben Ma, Ganggang Wang, Chengqi Wu, Xi-Cun Wang*

*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, P. R. of China, Email:,

H. Zhou, J. Duan, D. Xie, J. Yang, B. Ma, G. Wang, C. Wu, X.-C. Wang, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 2705-2712.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1707966

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An electrochemical oxidative coupling of thiophenols and alcohols provides sulfinic esters in the presence of O2 (air) as the oxygen source smoothly at room temperature.

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Key Words

oxidation, esterification, sulfinic esters, electrochemistry, oxygen

ID: J66-Y2020