Chapter 15. Synthetic Uses of Sulfones

  1. Professor Saul Patai2,
  2. Zvi Rappoport2 and
  3. Charles Stirling3
  1. Kazuhiko Tanaka and
  2. Aritsune Kaji

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034386.ch15

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

How to Cite

Tanaka, K. and Kaji, A. (1988) Synthetic Uses of Sulfones, in Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988) (eds S. Patai, Z. Rappoport and C. Stirling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470034386.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    University College, Bangor, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JUL 2006
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 1988

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471915881

Online ISBN: 9780470034385



  • sulfone synthetic use;
  • sulfone substitution reaction;
  • sulfone elimination reaction;
  • sulfonyl group nucleophilic displacement;
  • addition reactions of α,β-unsaturated sulfones;
  • alkenyl sulfone reaction;
  • sulfonyl carbene and sulfonyl nitrene addition;
  • olefin synthesis;
  • aldehyde and ketone synthesis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Substitution Reactions of Sulfones

  • Elimination Reactions of Sulfones

  • Addition Reactions of α,β-Unsaturated Sulfones

  • Addition of Sulfonyl Carbenes and Sulfonyl Nitrenes

  • Miscellaneous Synthetic Uses of Sulfones

  • References