Catalysis Letters

, Volume 111, Issue 3–4, pp 165–168

Mild and highly efficient transformation of thiols to symmetrical disulfides using urea–hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by a Mn(III)–salen complex


DOI: 10.1007/s10562-006-0141-8

Cite this article as:
Hosseinpoor, F. & Golchoubian, H. Catal Lett (2006) 111: 165. doi:10.1007/s10562-006-0141-8

The oxidative coupling of aromatic thiols into the corresponding disulfides with urea–hydrogen peroxide using a Mn(III)–salen complex as catalyst under mild conditions is described. This system provides an efficient, convenient and practical method for the syntheses of symmetrical disulfides.


thiols oxidation urea–hydrogen peroxide catalyst selective oxidation Mn(III)–salen complex disulfides 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MazandaranBabolsarIran

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