The Chemistry of Organic Sulfur Compounds

The Chemistry of Organic Sulfur Compounds

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editors: Norman Kharasch, Cal Y. Meyers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156118

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The Chemistry of Organic Sulfur Compounds deals with the chemistry of organic sulfur compounds such as thiocyanates, 1-alkynyl thioethers, thiols, and olefins. Topics covered range from the mechanisms of Raney nickel desulfuration to olefin sulfide chemistry, desulfonylation reactions, and alkaline decomposition of aliphatic disulfides. The reaction of cyanide with cystine and cystine peptides is also discussed. This volume is comprised of 15 chapters and begins with an introduction to electron correlation and bond properties in some selected sulfur compounds including thionyl and sulfuryl fluoride. The following chapters explore the mechanisms of Raney nickel desulfuration; isomerization of organic thiocyanates; polyfluoroalkyl derivatives of sulfur; anionic oxidation of thiols and co-oxidation of thiols with olefins; and the chemistry of the 1,2-sithiole ring. Thiohydantoins, thiophosgene, and the alkaline decomposition of aliphatic disulfides are also considered. The final chapter is devoted to oxidation of disulfides, with special reference to cystine. This book will be a useful resource for organic chemists.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Preface

    1. Electron Correlation and Bond Properties in Some Selected Sulfur Compounds

    2. Mechanisms of Raney Nickel Desulfuration

    3. Isomerization of Organic Thiocyanates

    4. Recent Aspects of Olefin Sulfide Chemistry

    5. Desulfonylation Reactions

    6. Polyfluoroalkyl Derivatives of Sulfur

    7. Properties of 1-Alkynyl Thioethers

    8. Anionic Oxidation of Thiols and Co-oxidation of Thiols with Olefins

    9. Radical Additions of Thiols to Diolefins and Acetylenes

    10. The Chemistry of the 1,2-Dithiole Ring

    11. Thiohydantoins

    12. Thiophosgene

    13. The Alkaline Decomposition of Aliphatic Disulfides

    14. On the Reaction of Cyanide with Cystine and Cystine Peptides

    15. Oxidation of Disulfides, With Special Reference to Cystine


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156118

About the Editors

Norman Kharasch

Cal Y. Meyers

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