Phenylboronic acid-catalyzed tandem construction of S–S and C–S bonds: a new method for the synthesis of benzyl disulfanylsulfone derivatives from S-benzyl thiosulfonates†
A unique phenylboronic acid-catalyzed dimerization–sulfonylation of S-benzyl thiosulfonates has been disclosed. A metal-free tandem construction of S–S and C–S bonds is an operationally simple method to access a wide range of benzyl disulfanylsulfone derivatives in high to excellent yields. Moreover, the robustness of this tandem transformation has been demonstrated by gram-scale reactions, and a plausible mechanism is also proposed.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC