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Keywords:

  • cross-coupling;
  • Grignard reagents;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • iron;
  • sulfonyl chlorides
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A friendly couple: Conditions have been uncovered that allow the desulfinylative C[BOND]C cross-coupling reaction of inexpensive sulfonyl chlorides and Grignard reagents (see scheme, acac=acetylacetonate, NMP=N-methylpyrrolidone). The reactions rely on environmentally friendly iron catalysts and do not require expensive and/or toxic ligands.