Accession Number : AD0623285

Title :   CLEAVAGE OF ORGANOSULFUR COMPOUNDS BY METALS. SULFENE CHEMISTRY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Sep 61-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Truce,William E.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Reductive cleavages of organic sulfides and sulfones were studied in order to determine (a) how they could be effected cleanly and in high yield, and (b) more about their nature and possible mechanistic paths by determining the orientation of such cleavages with unsymmetrical systems and the stereochemistry of these processes. Studies were carried out to determine the possible existence of a sulfene (CH2SO2) and the utility of such a highlyreactive sulfur-containing intermediate in synthetic organic chemistry. Results are briefly summarized and a list of publications generated is given.

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS, DECOMPOSITION), SULFIDES, KETONES, SULFUR HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, METALS, STEREOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE