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One-Pot Synthesis of Aryl Sulfones from Alcohols

Teiichi Murakami*, Kiyotaka Furusawa

*Institute for Materials and Chemical Process, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 5, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Email:

T. Murakami, K. Furusawa, Synthesis, 2002, 479-482.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-20958


A one-pot synthesis of aryl sulfones from primary alcohols is described. Alcohols were treated with N-bromosuccinimide and triphenylphosphine, followed by addition of sodium arenesulfinate with a catalytic amount of tetrabutylammonium iodide to afford the aryl sulfones in good to high yields.

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Key Words

sulfones, alcohols, sulfinates, one-pot synthesis, N-bromosuccinimide

ID: J66-Y2002-1470