Oxidation of Organosulfides to Organosulfones with Trifluoromethyl 3-Oxo-1λ3,2-benziodoxole-1(3H)-carboxylate as an Oxidant
Received: 02 August 2017
Accepted after revision: 29 August 2017
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.