Fission of Activated Carbon—Nitrogen and Carbon—Sulphur Bonds. III. Reduction of the C—S(+) Bond in Methyl Butyl Phenacyl Sulfonium Perchlorate

  • P. Zuman
  • Süe-yuan Tang


In dialkyl phenacyl sulfonium ions the C—S(+) bond is reduced with uptake of two electrons at relatively positive potentials. Acetophenone formed in this process is reduced in another more negative step. A round maximum was observed on the limiting current of the first step, followed by desorption phenomena. Methyl butyl phenacyl sulfonium hydroxide is a weak base (pK 7·7).


Sulfide Mercury Sodium Chloride Gelatin Butyl 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Zuman
    • 1
  • Süe-yuan Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Polarographic InstituteCzechoslovak Academy of SciencePragueCzech Republic

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