Isolable Oxysulfuranes in Organic Chemistry

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Science  16 Jan 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4223, pp. 154-159
DOI: 10.1126/science.191.4223.154


The development of synthetic methods for oxysulfuranes has made a wide range of isolable compounds of hypervalent sulfur available for study. Structure-reactivity correlations are now becoming evident as a result of such study. The fact that oxygen is dicoordinate makes it possible to synthesize cyclic oxysulfuranes and to use the pronounced changes of reactivity which accompany cyclization to design new, potentially useful sulfurane reagents stable enough to allow isolation.