Trichloromonoxomolybdenum(V): An Efficient Catalyst for the Preparation of Symmetrical Disulfides from Thiols
Disulfides play important roles in biological and chemical processes. Oxidation of thiols is the most exploited method for disulfide synthesis. Trichloromonoxomolybdenum (V) has been found to be a superior oxotransfer reaction catalyst for the conversion of thiols to the corresponding disulfides in excellent yields under mild reaction conditions. A viable kilo-scale synthesis of the symmetrical disulfide was described. Simple workups, economical and practical are the some advantages of this method.
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
W. Li et al., "Trichloromonoxomolybdenum(V): An Efficient Catalyst for the Preparation of Symmetrical Disulfides from Thiols", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 62-65, 2011