Cellulose Sulfuric Acid: As an Efficient Bio Polymer Based Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Sulfides and Thiols by Hydrogen Peroxide

Document Type: Research Article

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Faculty of Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University, P.O. Box 19396-4716 Tehran, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

Cellulose sulfuric acid as a bio-polymer based solid catalyst efficiently catalyzes the selectively oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides and thiols to disulfides using hydrogen peroxide as a green oxidant with good yields at room temperature. The developed method offers a number of advantages such as high selectivity, mild reaction conditions, simple operation, cleaner reaction profiles, low cost and biodegradability of the catalyst.

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