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Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides and Sulfones

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit describes the oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides and sulfones. The mechanism and practical setup in the laboratory are explained.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism of this reaction
  • Practical setup

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, sulfide