Oxidation of Alcohols with Dimethyl Sulfoxide. Oxidant and Substrate Activation Pathways

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Oxidation of diphenylmethanol, diphenylmethyl acetate, and diphenylmethyl trifluoroacetate with dimethyl sulfoxide in the presence of electrophilic acylating species involves mainly activation of DMSO as S-nucleophile. In the presence of KBr and sulfuric acid, an alternative oxidation pathway prevails, where DMSO acts as O-nucleophile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


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  • Organic Chemistry

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