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Selective Synthesis of Sulfoxides through Oxidation of Sulfides with Sodium Hypochlorite Pentahydrate Crystals

Tomohide Okada, Hiroaki Matsumuro, Saori Kitagawa, Toshiaki Iwai, Kento Yamazaki, Yukari Kinoshita, Yoshikazu Kimura, Masayuki Kirihara*

*Department of Materials and Life Science, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, 2200-2 Toyosawa, Fukuroi, Shizuoka 437-8555, Japan, Email: kiriharams.sist.ac.jp

T. Okada, H. Matsumuro, S. Kitagawa, T. Iwai, K. Yamazaki, Y. Kinoshita, Y. Kimura, M. Kirihara, Synlett, 2015, 26, 2547-2552.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560482 (free Supporting Information)


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Abstract

A catalyst-free oxidation of sulfides with sodium hypochlorite pentahydrate crystals in an aqueous acetonitrile solution selectively produces the corresponding sulfoxides in high yields in an environmentally benign fashion.

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Key Words

sodium hypochlorite, sulfoxides, oxidation, catalyst-free


ID: J60-Y2015