Copper-catalyzed oxidative decarboxylative coupling of α-keto acids and sulfoximines†
A copper-catalyzed oxidative decarboxylative coupling of α-keto acids with NH-sulfoximines has been developed. With CuBr as the catalyst and K2S2O8 as the oxidant, this reaction enables the formation of a C–N bond and gives N-aroylsulfoximine products in moderate to excellent yields. The reaction mechanism is likely to involve the generation of a reactive aroyl radical intermediate.
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