Trans-3,5-dihydroperoxy-3,5-dimethyl-1,2-dioxolane as a novel and efficient reagent for selective sulfoxidation of sulfides under catalyst-free condition

Davood Azarifar, Kaveh Khosravi

Abstract


Application of trans-3,5-dihydroperoxy-3,5-dimethyl-1,2-dioxolane as an efficient and high-oxygen content reagent in selective oxidation of sulfides into sulfoxides has been successfully explored. The reactions proceeded under mild and catalyst-free conditions in dichloromethane at room temperature to provide the sulfoxides in excellent yields without any significant over-oxidation to sulfones.

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Sulfides; Sulfoxides; Sulfoxidation; Catalyst-Free Condition

European Journal of Chemistry, 1 (1), (2010), 15-19

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5155/eurjchem.1.1.15-19.6