A Mild and Environmentally Benign Oxidation of Thiols to Disulfides
Masayuki Kirihara*, Yasutaka Asai, Shiho Ogawa, Takuya Noguchi, Akihiko Hatano, Yoshiro Hirai
*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
M. Kirihara, Y. Asai, S. Ogawa, T. Noguchi, A. Hatano, Y. Hirai, Synthesis, 2007, 3286-3289.
Thiols were effectively oxidized into disulfides by reacting with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a catalytic amount of iodide ion or iodine.
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