DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588575
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Oxidation of Organosulfides to Organosulfones with Trifluoromethyl 3-Oxo-1λ3,2-benziodoxole-1(3H)-carboxylate as an Oxidant

Saeesh R. Mangaonkar, Priyanka B. Kole, Fateh V. Singh*
  • Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Science, VIT University, Chennai Campus, Chennai-600127, Tamil Nadu, India   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 02 August 2017

Accepted after revision: 29 August 2017

Publication Date:
21 September 2017 (eFirst)


An alternative approach is described for the oxidation of organosulfides to the corresponding organosulfones by using trifluoromethyl 3-oxo-1λ3,2-benziodoxole-1(3H)-carboxylate as an oxidant. The oxidation of the sulfides was performed by using 2.4 equivalents of the oxidant in refluxing acetonitrile. The oxidation products were isolated in good to excellent yields.

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