Efficient Asymmetric Oxidation of Sulfides and Kinetic Resolution of Sulfoxides Catalyzed by a Vanadium-Salan System
Jiangtao Sun, Chengjian Zhu*, Zhenya Dai, Minghua Yang, Yi Pan and Hongwen Hu
*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China, Email: zhuicsn.cnrs-gif.fr
J. Sun, C. Zhu, Z. Dai, M. Xang, Y. Pan, H. Hu, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 8500-8503.
The asymmetric oxidation of sulfides to chiral sulfoxides with hydrogen peroxide in good yield and high enantioselectivity has been catalyzed very effectively by a chiral vanadium-salan complex. The efficient kinetic resolution of racemic sulfoxides catalyzed by the vanadium-salan system is also described.
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