Organic reactions in ionic liquids: A new method for the synthesis of alkyl aryl sulfones by alkylation of sodium arenesulfinates with unactivated alkyl chlorides

Yi Hu, Zhen-Chu Chen, Zhang-Gao Le, Qinguo Zheng

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Abstract

A new method is reported for the synthesis of alkyl aryl sulfones by alkylation of sodium arenesulfinates with unactivated alkyl chlorides using ionic liquid based on 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BmimBF 4) mixed with water (2:1) as reaction media. The ionic liquid can be reused and the procedure gives the sulfones in moderate yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4031-4035
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic communications
Volume34
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • alkylation
  • alkylchlorides
  • arenesulfinates
  • ionic liquids
  • sulfones

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