Simple, inexpensive synthesis of oxiranes from carbonyl compounds. Generation of sulfonium ylides from the ternary system methanol-sulfuric acid-dimethyl sulfide

Julie Forrester, R. V H Jones, Peter N. Preston, E. S C Simpson

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Abstract

Reaction conditions are described for the transformation of benzaldehyde and a series of ketones into epoxides, in situ, in the ternary system: methanol-sulfuric acid-dimethyl sulfide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1937-
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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