Pub No:
232
Title:
Catalytic O2-Oxidation of Thioethers to Sulfoxides Using Ruthenium(VI) Dioxo Porphyrin Species
Authors:
Rajapakse, N., James, B.R., and David Dolphin
Journal:
Catalysis Lett
Year:
1989
Pages:
2, 219-226
Abstract:
Ruthenium(VI) dioxo porphyrin species in benzene act as stoichiometric oxygen-atom transfer reagents toward alkyl thioethers to give the sulfoxide; the systems become catalytic in the presence of dioxygen at room temperature, but turn-overs are limited by formation of substitution-inert bis(S-bonded sulfoxide) complexes.

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