Chapter 21. Oxidation of Sulphoxides and Sulphones

  1. Professor Saul Patai2,
  2. Zvi Rappoport2 and
  3. Charles Stirling3
  1. Jeffrey Hoyle

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034386.ch21

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

How to Cite

Hoyle, J. (1988) Oxidation of Sulphoxides and Sulphones, in Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988) (eds S. Patai, Z. Rappoport and C. Stirling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470034386.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    University College, Bangor, USA

Author Information

  1. Chemistry-Soils Department, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, PO Box 550, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2N 5E3, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JUL 2006
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 1988

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471915881

Online ISBN: 9780470034385



  • sulphoxide oxidation;
  • nitrogen oxides and nitric acid;
  • transition metal ion oxidants;
  • polymer-supported oxidations;
  • oxidation of sulphoxides producing sulphoximines;
  • sulphoxide oxidation to higher oxidation levels;
  • sulphone oxidation;
  • oxidation of sulphones to sulphate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Oxidation of Sulphoxides

  • Oxidation of Sulphones

  • Acknowledgements

  • References