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Selective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides Using 30% Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed with a Recoverable Silica-Based Tungstate Interphase Catalyst

Babak Karimi,* Maryam Ghoreishi-Nezhad and James H. Clark

*Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), P.O.Box 45195-1159, Gava Zang, Zanjan, Iran, Email:

B. Karimi, M. Ghoreishi-Nezhad, J. H. Clark, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 625-628.

DOI: 10.1021/ol047635d


Various aromatic and aliphatic sulfides are selectively oxidized to sulfoxides and sulfones in good to excellent yields using 30% H2O2 in the presence of a recyclable silica-based tungstate interphase catalyst at room temperature.

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Key Words

Sulfones, Sulfoxides, Hydrogen Peroxide

ID: J54-Y2005-210