Chemoselective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides with Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide Complex Catalysed by Diselenide
Philip C. Bulman Page*, Benjamin R. Buckley, Claire Elliott, Yohan Chan, Nicolas Dreyfus, Frank Marken
*School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK, Email: p.pageuea.ac.uk
P. C. B. Page, B. R. Buckley, C. Elliott, Y. Chan, N. Dreyfus, F. Marken, Synlett, 2016, 27, 80-82.
The use of urea-hydrogen peroxide as terminal oxidant in the presence of diphenyl diselenide as catalyst enables a highly selective catalytic oxidation of sulfides into the corresponding sulfoxides.
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