The Corey-Kim Oxidation allows the synthesis of aldehydes and ketones from primary alcohols and secondary alcohols, respectively.
Mechanism of the Corey-Kim Oxidation
Dimethylchlorosulphonium ion is generated in situ from NCS and DMS:
The following steps are comparable to the Swern Oxidation:
New odorless method for the Corey–Kim and Swern oxidations utilizing dodecyl methyl sulfide (Dod-S-Me)
S.-I. Ohsugia, K. Nishidea, K. Oonob, K. Okuyamab, M. Fudesakaa, S. Kodamaa, M. Node, Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 8393-8398.