Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(5), 914-925; doi:10.3390/ijms9050914
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Concerted Solvent Processes for Common Sulfonyl Chloride Precursors used in the Synthesis of Sulfonamide-based Drugs

1 Department of Chemistry, Wesley College, 120 N. State Street, Dover, Delaware 19901-3875, USA 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2862, USA
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Received: 9 April 2008; in revised form: 19 May 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 24 May 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Grunwald-Winstein Equations – 60 Years & Counting)
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Abstract: Specific rates of solvolysis in hydroxylic solvents available for the solvolysis of 2-thiophenesulfonyl chloride and phenylmethanesulfonyl chloride are supplemented by determining the values in fluoroalcohol-containing solvents. The data sets are then correlated using the extended Grunwald-Winstein equation. For both substrates, it is found that a single correlation controls the influence of solvent over the full range of solvent composition. The sensitivities to solvent nucleophilicity and solvent ionizing power are compared to values available for other substrates. Three of these previous studies are upgraded by the incorporation of additional specific rate values from the recent literature. With a methyl, isopropyl, benzyl, aromatic or heteroaromatic group as the R group of RSO2Cl, a concerted SN2 mechanism is proposed for the solvolysis.
Keywords: solvolysis; sulfonyl transfer; 2-thiophenesulfonyl chloride; phenylmethanesulfonyl chloride; Grunwald-Winstein equation.

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D’Souza, M.J.; Yaakoubd, L.; Mlynarski, S.L.; Kevill, D.N. Concerted Solvent Processes for Common Sulfonyl Chloride Precursors used in the Synthesis of Sulfonamide-based Drugs. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 914-925.

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D’Souza MJ, Yaakoubd L, Mlynarski SL, Kevill DN. Concerted Solvent Processes for Common Sulfonyl Chloride Precursors used in the Synthesis of Sulfonamide-based Drugs. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2008; 9(5):914-925.

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D’Souza, Malcolm J.; Yaakoubd, Lamia; Mlynarski, Stacey L.; Kevill, Dennis N. 2008. "Concerted Solvent Processes for Common Sulfonyl Chloride Precursors used in the Synthesis of Sulfonamide-based Drugs." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 9, no. 5: 914-925.

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