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Selective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides with Tert-Butylnitrite as an Alternative Oxidant

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 1 ]


Bing Yu, Zhen-Feng Diao, An-Hua Liu, Xu Han, Bin Li, Liang-Nian He and Xiang-Ming Liu   Pages 156 - 160 ( 5 )


Tert-butylnitrite was proved to be an efficient oxidant for the selective oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides. The reaction was promoted by Fe(NO3)3ยท9H2O under mild conditions and various substrates were effectively converted into the corresponding sulfoxides in good yields and excellent selectivity.


Fe-promoted, oxidation, selectivity, sulfide, sulfoxide, Tert-Butylnitrite.


State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China.

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