SYNTHETIC AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON THE ELECTROOXIDATION OF ORGANIC THIOETHERS.

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Title:
SYNTHETIC AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON THE ELECTROOXIDATION OF ORGANIC THIOETHERS.
Author:
PETSOM, AMORN.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research has been directed at the study of neighboring group participation in electrooxidation of thioethers. Controlled potential oxidation of substituted 1,3-dithiane in wet acetonitrile provides substituted 1,2-dithiolane 1-oxide in good yield. Thioethers appended with neighboring alcohols and carboxylate are catalytically oxidized in a redox cycle by bromide ion. The formation of the alkoxysulfonium salt intermediates in such reactions is confirmed by product study. On the other hand, the acyloxysulfonium salt intermediates in the electrooxidation of endo -6-methylthio-bicyclo [2.2.1] heptane-2- endo -carboxylic acid (1) are unstable at room temperature. Control experiments using ¹⁸O labeled compounds prove unequivocally the existent of the acyloxysulfonium salt intermediates. Diastereospecific oxidation of 1 and its methyl ester with DABCO.2Br₂ complex and m-CPBA is sterically controlled. In both cases, similar product ratios are observed which is explained by the participation of the carboxylic acid group in the case of DABCO.2Br₂ oxidation but not in the case of m-CPBA oxidation. The structure of one of the diastereomer of the endo acid sulfoxide is unequivocally proved by x-ray crystallographic analysis.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Organosulfur compounds.; Oxidation-reduction reaction.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Chemistry; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilson, George S.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSYNTHETIC AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON THE ELECTROOXIDATION OF ORGANIC THIOETHERS.en_US
dc.creatorPETSOM, AMORN.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPETSOM, AMORN.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research has been directed at the study of neighboring group participation in electrooxidation of thioethers. Controlled potential oxidation of substituted 1,3-dithiane in wet acetonitrile provides substituted 1,2-dithiolane 1-oxide in good yield. Thioethers appended with neighboring alcohols and carboxylate are catalytically oxidized in a redox cycle by bromide ion. The formation of the alkoxysulfonium salt intermediates in such reactions is confirmed by product study. On the other hand, the acyloxysulfonium salt intermediates in the electrooxidation of endo -6-methylthio-bicyclo [2.2.1] heptane-2- endo -carboxylic acid (1) are unstable at room temperature. Control experiments using ¹⁸O labeled compounds prove unequivocally the existent of the acyloxysulfonium salt intermediates. Diastereospecific oxidation of 1 and its methyl ester with DABCO.2Br₂ complex and m-CPBA is sterically controlled. In both cases, similar product ratios are observed which is explained by the participation of the carboxylic acid group in the case of DABCO.2Br₂ oxidation but not in the case of m-CPBA oxidation. The structure of one of the diastereomer of the endo acid sulfoxide is unequivocally proved by x-ray crystallographic analysis.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOrganosulfur compounds.en_US
dc.subjectOxidation-reduction reaction.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, George S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBates, Robert B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSteeling, Corneliusen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEnemark, John H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8726836en_US
dc.identifier.oclc699804145en_US
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