Koichi Mitsudo,* Yasuyuki Okumura, Kotaro Yohena, Yuji Kurimoto, Eisuke Sato, Seiji Suga*
Org. Lett. 2023, 25, 3476–3481.
Yasuyuki and Kotaro’s chemitsry has been published in Org. Lett.! The paper provides that electrochemical oxidation of sulfonyl chlorides during (or after) hydrolysis forms C-O bonds to afford sultones. Control experiments and DFT calculations suggest that the reaction proceeds via radical species generated by the electrochemical oxidation of the sulfonates or sulfonic acids.