Acta Chimica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 77 ›› Issue (9): 901-905.DOI: 10.6023/A19050161 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 有机自由基化学



杨俊航a, 傅晓波a, 卢增辉b, 朱钢国a*()   

  1. a浙江师范大学化学系先进催化材料教育部重点实验室 金华 321004
    b重庆市万州区生态环境监测站 万州 404000
  • 投稿日期:2019-05-02 发布日期:2019-06-13
  • 通讯作者: 朱钢国
  • 基金资助:
    项目受国家自然科学基金资助(No. 21672191)

Visible-Light Photocatalytic Remote Thiolation of Aldehydes Triggered by Sulfonylation of Alkenes With Thiosulfonates

Yang, Junhanga, Fu, Xiaoboa, Lu, Zenghuib, Zhu, Gangguoa*()   

  1. aKey Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004
    bWanzhou Ecological Environment Monitoring Station, Chongqing 404000
  • Received:2019-05-02 Published:2019-06-13
  • Contact: Zhu, Gangguo
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(No. 21672191)

Due to the prevalence of organosulfur compounds in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and functional materials, the development of new efficient and practical methods for the construction of C—S bonds is highly desirable in organic synthesis. Recently, the radical sulfonylation of alkenes has attracted considerable attention because of its efficient and versatile synthesis of organosulfur compounds under mild reaction conditions. The previous methods usually involve the formation of one C—S bond. In contrast, the thiosulfonylation of alkenes represents a highly attractive protocol for the concurrent formation of two distinct C—S bonds. Herein, a novel visible-light photocatalytic remote thiolation of aldehydes triggered by the radical sulfonylation of unactivated alkenes has been developed, with readily available thiosulfonates as both the sulfonating and thiolating reagents, successfully giving 6- or 7-sulfonylated thioesters in moderate to high yields with broad substrate scope and excellent atom-economics. As compared to the traditional methods that are limited to 1,2- or 1,1-thiosulfonylation of alkenes, the reaction described here constitutes the first example of 1,6- or 1,7-thiosulfonylation of functionalized alkenes, thus offering a good complementary protocol to the existing methods. Preliminary mechanistic studies suggest a radical pathway consisting of the formation of sulfonyl radical, alkene sulfonylation, intramolecular 1,n-hydrogen atom transfer (1,n-HAT), and thiolation of acyl radical. A representative procedure for the visible-light induced remote thiolation of aldehydes initiated by the sulfonylation of alkenes with thiosulfonates is as following: To a mixture of thiosulfonates 2 (0.5 mmol), Ir(ppy)3 (1 mol%), and K2HPO4 (0.5 mmol) in 4 mL of MeCN was added alkenyl aldehydes 1 (0.25 mmol) under a N2 atmosphere. After 18 h of irradiation with 15 W blue LEDs at 25 ℃, the reaction mixture was quenched with water, extracted with EtOAc, dried over anhydrous Na2SO4, concentrated, and purified by column chromatography with silica gel (EtOAc/petroleum ethers=1∶5) to give products 3 or 4.

Key words: visible-light photocatalytic, sulfonylation, thiolation, thiosulfonate, remote C—H bond functionalization;