Aqueous DMSO mediated conversion of (2-(arylsulfonyl)vinyl)iodonium salts to aldehydes and vinyl chlorides

Eman Zawia, Wesley J. Moran

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Vinyl(aryl)iodonium salts are useful compounds in organic synthesis but they are under-utilized and their chemistry is under-developed. Herein is described the solvolysis of some vinyl(phenyl)iodonium salts, bearing an arylsulfonyl group, in aqueous DMSO leading to aldehyde formation. This unusual process is selective and operates under ambient conditions. Furthermore, the addition of aqueous HCl and DMSO to these vinyl(aryl)iodonium salts allows their facile conversion to vinyl chlorides.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1073
Number of pages11
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2016


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