Catalysis Letters

, Volume 143, Issue 2, pp 225–233 | Cite as

Polymer-Anchored Cu(II) Complex as an Efficient Catalyst for Selective and Mild Oxidation of Sulfides and Oxidative Bromination Reaction

  • Sk. M. Islam
  • Anupam Singha Roy
  • Paramita Mondal
  • Noor Salam
  • Sumantra Paul


A new polymer-anchored Cu(II) complex has been tested for the oxidation of sulfides and in oxidative bromination reaction with hydrogen peroxide as oxidant. Sulfides have been selectively oxidized to corresponding sulfoxides in excellent yields and in presence of KBr as bromine source, organic substrates have been selectively converted to mono bromo substituted compounds. The polymer-anchored Cu(II) catalyst could be easily recovered by simple filtration and reused more than six times without appreciable loss of its initial activity.

Graphical Abstract


Oxybromination Sulfide oxidation Polymer-anchored Cu(II) catalyst Potassium bromide Hydrogen peroxide 



We thank the Department of Material Science, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, for providing the instrumental support. MI acknowledges DST, CSIR and UGC, New Delhi, India for funding. ASR acknowledges CSIR, New Delhi, for providing his senior research fellowship. We acknowledge DST, Govt of India, for funding the University of Kalyani under purse programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sk. M. Islam
    • 1
  • Anupam Singha Roy
    • 1
  • Paramita Mondal
    • 1
  • Noor Salam
    • 1
  • Sumantra Paul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KalyaniKalyani, NadiaIndia

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