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Issue 20, 2019

Metal- and oxidant-free electrochemical synthesis of sulfinic esters from thiols and alcohols

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Abstract

An efficient and eco-friendly electrochemical synthesis of various sulfinic esters from thiols and alcohols via sequential S–H/S bond cleavage and double S–O bond formation under mild reaction conditions has been developed. Stoichiometric oxidants, metal catalysts, activating agents and even added bases were avoided in this method, and the only by-product generated from this reaction was dihydrogen gas which could serve as a green source of energy. Various functional groups are compatible with this green protocol which can be easily conducted on a gram-scale.

Graphical abstract: Metal- and oxidant-free electrochemical synthesis of sulfinic esters from thiols and alcohols

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2019, accepted on 22 Sep 2019 and first published on 23 Sep 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02125F
Green Chem., 2019,21, 5528-5531

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    Metal- and oxidant-free electrochemical synthesis of sulfinic esters from thiols and alcohols

    C. Ai, H. Shen, D. Song, Y. Li, X. Yi, Z. Wang, F. Ling and W. Zhong, Green Chem., 2019, 21, 5528
    DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02125F

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