A copper-catalyzed protocol furnishing N-arylated sulfoximines has been developed via dual N-H/C-H activation. Arylalkyl- and less reactive diarylsulfoximines were efficiently coupled with privileged scaffolds like indolines, indoles, and N-Ar-7-azaindoles. Sulfoximines based on medicinally relevant scaffolds (phenothiazine, dibenzothiophene, thioxanthenone) were also well tolerated. Detailed mechanistic studies indicate that the deprotometalation and protodemetalation step is the reversible step.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry