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A novel, high-yielding method for sulfation of alcohols proceeds via sulfite- and sulfate diester intermediates. Sulfite diesters serve as versatile sulfate monoester precursors, that allow interesting transformations.
M. Huibers, I. Manuzi, F. P. J. T. Rutjes, F. L. van Delft, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 7473-7476.