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Aerobic Oxysulfonylation of Alkenes Leading to Secondary and Tertiary β-Hydroxysulfones


  • This work was supported by the “973” Project from the MOST of China (2012CB725302) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21025206, 20832003, and 20972118).


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New channel! A novel and attractive dioxygen activation by sulfinic acids was explored that is capable of performing efficiently without the assistance of transition metals or radical initiators. This reaction furnishes secondary and tertiary β-hydroxysulfones under mild conditions; β-hydroperoxysulfone was isolated as an important intermediate.

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