Mild and highly efficient transformation of thiols to symmetrical disulfides using urea–hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by a Mn(III)–salen complex
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- Hosseinpoor, F. & Golchoubian, H. Catal Lett (2006) 111: 165. doi:10.1007/s10562-006-0141-8
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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.