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Short Paper | Regular issue | Vol 92, No. 7, 2016, pp.1272-1281
Published online, 25th May, 2016
DOI: 10.3987/COM-16-13468
Stereoselective Synthesis of Chiral α,β-Unsaturated tert-Butyl Sulfoxides Derivatives by the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Reaction

Bo Liu, Lingyan Chen, and Zhihua Sun*

*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, 333 Longteng Rd., Songjiang, Shanghai, 201620, China


A series of chiral α,β-unsaturated tert-butyl sulfoxides derivatives was synthesized by the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction in good (E)/(Z) ratios. The enantioselectivity up to 89% and the yield up to 90% were achieved. These sulfoxides could be important intermediates in asymmetric synthesis.