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Reduction of Sulfoxides and Sulfones to Sulfides

Reduction of Sulfones to Sulfoxides: Experimental Procedure


Reduction of methyl phenyl sulfone to methyl phenyl sulfoxide.

A solution of methyl phenyl sulfone and 4-chlorophenyldiazonium tetrafluoroborate in dry chlorobenzene is heated under reflux for five hours. Subsequently, borohydride is added to the cooled solution and stirring is continued for an additional 20 hours.

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