Dimethyl sulfoxide-hydrobromic acid as a novel reagent for convenient oxidation on a preparative scale of stilbenes and some derivatives of diphenylethane to benzils

M. S. Yusubov, V. D. Filimonov, V. D. Ogorodnikov

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We have found that the systems HBr-H2O2-DMSO and HBr-DMSO are mild and selective reagents for the high-yield oxidation of the C=C bond in stilbenes to benzils. These reagents also successfully oxidate 1,2-diphenyl-1,2-dibromoethane and a number of its derivatives to benzils. We have evaluated the preparative potentialities of the novel reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-770
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Division of Chemical Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1991


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