Visible-light-induced multicomponent cascade cycloaddition involving N-propargyl aromatic amines, diaryliodonium salts and sulfur dioxide: rapid access to 3-arylsulfonylquinolines†
A visible-light-induced, Eosin Y catalyzed three-component synthesis of 3-arylsulfonylquinoline derivatives through N-propargyl aromatic amines, diaryliodonium salts and sulfur dioxide has been discovered. This transformation represents an efficient and attractive method for the straightforward synthesis of 3-arylsulfonylquinoline derivatives via the formation of C–S bonds and quinolines in one step. In addition, it exhibits good substrate scope and functional group tolerance. The use of easy-to-handle diaryliodonium salts, sulfur dioxide sources and the cheap photocatalyst Eosin Y together with facile operation at room temperature makes this protocol very practical.