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Dirhodium(II)-Catalyzed Sulfide Oxygenations: Catalyst Removal by Coprecipitation with Sulfoxides

Lili Zhao, Hongyang Zhang and Yuanhua Wang*

*College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064, P. R. China, Email:

L. Zhao, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 129-134.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b02400

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The dirhodium(II) carboxylate complex Rh2(esp)2 catalyzes the sulfoxidation of organic sulfides in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide as the oxidant. As the rhodium catalyst is able to precipitate as a Rh2(esp)2-sulfoxide complex following the reaction, its separation and reuse is very convenient without considerable loss of activity.

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Key Words

sulfoxides, TBHP

ID: J42-Y2016