CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · SynOpen 2021; 05(01): 49-64
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1706018
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A Review of Heterolytic Synthesis Methodologies for Organotri- and Organotetrasulfane Synthesis

Doaa Ali
a  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
b  Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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a  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
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a  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
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b  Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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a  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
› Author Affiliations
The authors thank the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World and the South African National Research Foundation for bursaries for Ms Doaa Ali and Mr Yasien Amer, respectively.


Abstract

It has been ten years since the last comprehensive review on polysulfanes, and during the intervening period, organodi-, organotri- and organotetrasulfanes have featured prominently in both the chemistry and biology literature. This timely update presents both a mechanistic and historical account of synthesis methodology available for organotri- and organotetrasulfanes involving heterolytic S–S bond formation.



Publication History

Received: 05 January 2021

Accepted after revision: 20 January 2021

Publication Date:
16 February 2021 (online)

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