SmI2 mediated reductive addition of bis-phenylsulfones to ketones

S. Chandrasekhar, Jurong Yu, J R Falck, C. Mioskowski

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SmI2 mediates the in situ reductive addition of geminal bis-phenylsulfones to unhindered ketones at room temperature affording β-hydroxyphenylsulfones in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5441-5444
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 25 1994


  • alkylation
  • desulfonylation
  • diiodosamarium
  • β-hydroxyphenylsulfone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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