Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 46–49 | Cite as

Synthesis of Sulfones and Sulfoxides Based on (+)-usnic Acid

  • D. N. Sokolov
  • O. A. Luzina
  • N. F. Salakhutdinov

Sulfones were produced by meta-chloroperbenzoic-acid oxidation of the corresponding thioethers prepared from (+)-usnic acid. Reaction of the thioethers with H2O2 in the presence of VO(acac)2 formed a mixture of sulfoxide diastereomers. Possible chiral oxidation of the thioethers into sulfoxides was studied.


(+)-usnic acid thioethers sulfoxidation chiral oxidation sulfones 



The work was supported financially by RFBR Project 13-03-00810-a. We thank the Khimiya Center for Collective Use, SB, RAS, for performing the spectral and analytical measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Sokolov
    • 1
  • O. A. Luzina
    • 1
  • N. F. Salakhutdinov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.N. N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic ChemistryNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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