Single-Electron Transfer from Dimsyl Anion in the Alkylation of Phenols
journal contributionposted on 2020-01-13, 11:43 authored by Samantha Rohe, Guillaume Révol, Thomas Marmin, Daniel Barriault, Louis Barriault
While attempting to synthesize biaryl ethers we discovered the inadvertent formation of a methylsulfoxylmethyl ether byproduct. Formation of this unexpected byproduct presented an opportunity to streamline the synthesis of methylsulfoxylmethyl ethers. Mechanistic studies suggest a radical pathway with dimsyl potassium as a reducing agent.