The thermal desulfination of allylic sulfonyl halides

Malcolm D. King, Rodney E. Sue, Rodney H. White, David J. Young

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Allylic sulfonyl halides can be generated by halogenolysis of the corresponding triorganotin sulfinates. Allylic sulfonyl bromides and iodides undergo a first order, thermal desulfination with allylic rearrangement to yield the corresponding allylic halides. The desulfination of a cyclic allylic sulfonyl bromide is stereospecific, proceeding with γ-syn bromine migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4493-4496
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


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