Optimization of the synthesis of symmetric aromatic tri- and tetrasulfides

E Zysman-Colman, DN Harpp*

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Abstract

The reaction of aromatic thiols with sulfur dichloride and sulfur monochloride to form the corresponding aromatic trisulfides, 2a-d, and tetrasulfides, 3a-d, has been optimized with respect to yield and purity. The use of pyridine as an amine base and the use of freshly distilled sulfur monochloride (S2Cl2) serve as important alterations to the synthetic method. Their physical properties have been characterized, revealing some discrepancies with the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2487-2489
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2003

Keywords

  • BIS(2-NITROPHENYL) TRISULFIDE
  • ORGANIC TRISULFIDES
  • MECHANISTIC ASPECTS
  • DISULFIDES
  • CHEMISTRY

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