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-murakamiaist.go.jp
T. Murakami, K. Furusawa, Synthesis, 2002, 479-482.
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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