Chemoselective Reactions of Functionalized Sulfonyl Halides
Chem Rec. 2023, e202300256
Chemoselective transformations of functionalized sulfonyl fluorides and chlorides are surveyed comprehensively. It is shown that sulfonyl fluorides provide an excellent selectivity control in their reactions. Thus, numerous conditions are tolerated by the SO2F group – from amide and ester formation to directed ortho-lithiation and transition-metal-catalyzed cross-couplings. Meanwhile, sulfur (VI) fluoride exchange (SuFEx) is also compatible with numerous functional groups, thus confirming its title of “another click reaction”. On the contrary, with a few exceptions, most transformations of functionalized sulfonyl chlorides typically occur at the SO2Cl moiety.