Carbon-based Solid Acid Catalyzed Highly Efficient Selective Oxidations of Sulfides to Sulfoxides or Sulfones with Hydrogen Peroxide

Abbas Zali,*1 Arash Shokrolahi,1 Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz1 and Mohammad Ali Zarei2

1 Chemistry Department, Malek-ashtar University of Technology, Shahin-shahr, P.O.Box 83145-115, I. R. Iran
2 Chemistry Department Faculty of Materials, Malek-ashtar University of Technology, Tehran
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Carbon-based solid acid catalyst was found to be highly efficient, eco-friendly; recyclable heterogeneous
catalyst for selective oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides or sulfones in excellent yields under mild reaction
conditions using 30% hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant.

Keyword: Carbon-based solid acid, oxidation, hydrogen peroxide, heterogeneous catalyst, sulfoxides, sulfones