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1,1-Dihydroperoxycyclohexane, 1,1-Cyclohexanediyl dihydroperoxide

1,1-Dihydroperoxycyclohexane and similar gem-dihydroperoxides are widely used in the industry as radical initators for the polymerization of vinyl polymers. gem-Dihydroperoxides offer stabilities close to peracids, while the reactivity is between peracids and hydroperoxides.

Recent Literature

Ready accessible and inexpensive gem-dihydroperoxides mediate a facile and efficient oxidation of sulfides (dialkyl, phenylalkyl, benzylalkyl) to sulfoxides in very good yields under mild conditions without using any catalysts.
S. A. Grabovskii, N. M. Andrijashina, A. N. Lobov, A. V. Antipin, R. L. Safiullin, Synlett, 2023, 34, 1247-1252.