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Green Organocatalytic Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides and Sulfones

Errika Voutyritsa, Ierasia Triandafillidi, Christoforos G. Kokotos*

*Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771, Greece, Email:

E. Voutyritsa, I. Triandafillidi, C. G. Kokotos, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 917-924.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588315

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2,2,2-Trifluoroacetophenone as organocatalyst enables a cheap, highly efficient, and selective synthesis of sulfoxides and sulfones starting from sulfides in the presence of H2O2 as the oxidant. The selectivity depends on the reaction conditions.

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Key Words

organocatalysis, sulfoxides, sulfones, hydrogen peroxide, green chemistry

ID: J66-Y2017