CC BY ND NC 4.0 · SynOpen 2017; 01(01): 0117-0120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588573
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Rapid Transformation of Alkyl Halides into Symmetrical Disulfides Using Sodium Sulfide and Carbon Disulfide

Ishani Bhaumik, Anup Kumar Misra*
  • Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, P-1/12, C. I. T. Scheme VII M, Kolkata 700054, India   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 06 June 2017

Accepted after revision: 29 August 2017

Publication Date:
14 September 2017 (online)


An efficient one-pot reaction has been developed for the preparation of symmetrical disulfide derivatives directly from alkyl halides by reaction with a combination of sodium sulfide and carbon disulfide without requirement for any catalyst.