Preparation of Alkyl Alkynyl Sulfones and Cyclic Vinyl Sulfones from Alkynyl(aryl)iodonium Salts

Arantxa Rodríguez, Wesley J. Moran

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The reaction of alkyl sulfinates with alkynyl(aryl)iodonium salts provides a facile access into otherwise difficult to obtain alkyl alkynyl sulfones and cyclic vinyl sulfones via 1,2-rearrangement or 1,5-CH insertion, respectively. In benzyl sulfinates, 1,5-CH insertion is not possible, so addition to the aromatic ring occurs, followed by ring expansion to generate novel bicyclic sulfones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2543-2548
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016


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