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Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, (MS), India.



A large variety of organosulfur compounds have been shown to having diverse biological effects such as anti-oxidant effects, anti-inflammatory properties, inhibition of platelet aggregation, reduction of systolic blood pressure, and reduction of cholesterol. Among these, sulfoxides and sulfones show wide and significant applications as commodity chemical in various fields of chemistry. Therefore, synthesis of sulfoxides as well as sulfones has remained a point of attraction for synthetic organic chemists. Among array of methods used to synthesize the sulfoxides or sulfones, oxidation of sulfide is the most convenient way. This review precises chemoselective methods for the synthesis of the sulfoxides as well as sulfones focusing on oxidative protocols. This review will aid researchers to explore and utilise the mentioned protocols for different organic transformations.

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A Concise Review on Synthesis of Sulfoxides and Sulfones with Special Reference to Oxidation of Sulfides


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