Mechanism of the oxidation of sulfides by dioxiranes. 1. Intermediacy of a 10-S-4 hypervalent sulfur adduct.

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Earlier studies established that dimethyldioxirane (1a) reacts with sulfides 2 in two consecutive concerted electrophilic oxygen-transfer steps to give first sulfoxides 3 and then sulfones 4. The same sequential electrophilic oxidation model was assumed for the reaction of sulfides 2 with the strongly electrophilic methyl(trifluoromethyl)dioxirane (1b). In… (More)

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