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Copper-Catalyzed Oxysulfenylation of Enolates with Sodium Sulfinates: A Strategy To Construct Sulfenylated Cyclic Ethers

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posted on 25.02.2016, 00:00 by Yinglan Gao, Yang Gao, Xiaodong Tang, Jianwen Peng, Miao Hu, Wanqing Wu, Huanfeng Jiang
A new copper-catalyzed oxysulfenylation reaction of enolates with sodium sulfinates has been disclosed. A series of sulfenylated heterocycles including four- and seven-membered cyclic ether were obtained in mild to good yields. This reaction is proposed to go through a radical process, and the sulfur radical (RS) may be a reactive species.