Accession Number : AD0786678

Title :   Oxidation of Sulfur and Amine Model Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. 1 Mar-31 May 74,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Piszkiewicz,L. W. ; Mayo,F. R. ; Mill,T.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The free radical initiated oxidation of di-n-butyl sulfide (Bu2S) at 60C gave a slow conversion of sulfide to a complex mixture of products including sulfoxide, acids and butyraldehyde but only 20 per cent of the consumed oxygen could be accounted for. Light sensitized singlet oxygen oxidation however gave only the sulfoxide in up to 30 per cent conversion at moderate light levels. Several possible kinds of metal complexes that might activate oxygen are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OXIDATION, OXYGEN, ORGANIC ACIDS, ALDEHYDES, SULFOXIDES, FREE RADICALS, SULFIDES, ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS, METAL COMPLEXES

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE