Deoxygenation of sulfoxides to sulfides in the presence of zinc catalysts and boranes as reducing reagents

Stephan Enthaler, Sebastian Krackl, Elisabeth Irran, Shigeyoshi Inoue

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Abstract

In the present study, the zinc-catalyzed deoxygenation of aliphatic and aromatic sulfoxides in the presence of boranes as reducing reagent has been explored. After investigation of different reaction parameters the abilities of catalytic amounts of Zn(OTf) 2 has been demonstrated in the deoxygenation of various sulfoxides. Moreover, various experiments have been performed to shed light on the underlying reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1010
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume142
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catalysis
  • Deoxygenation
  • Sulfide
  • Sulfoxide
  • Zinc

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