A mild light-induced cleavage of the S-O bond of aryl sulfonate esters enables efficient sulfonylation of vinylarenes

Maxim Ratushnyy, Monika Kamenova, Vladimir Gevorgyan

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A new mode of S-O bond activation has been discovered, which constitutes novel reactivity of easily available and bench-stable arylsulfonate phenol esters. This protocol enables access to putative sulfonyl radical intermediates, which enable straightforward access to valuable vinyl sulfones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7193-7197
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


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