Chapter 23. Electron Transfer Reactions of Sulfoxides and Sulfones

  1. Professor Saul Patai2,
  2. Zvi Rappoport2 and
  3. Charles Stirling3
  1. Michel Chanon and
  2. Andre Samat

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034386.ch23

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

How to Cite

Chanon, M. and Samat, A. (1988) Electron Transfer Reactions of Sulfoxides and Sulfones, in Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988) (eds S. Patai, Z. Rappoport and C. Stirling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470034386.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    University College, Bangor, USA

Author Information

  1. Université d'Aix-Marseille III, Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique Moléculaire, UA 126-CNRS, 13397 Marseille, Cédex 13, France

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



  • radical anion and cation ESR spectrometry;
  • sulfoxide and sulfone radical cation;
  • chemical oxidant and reductant reaction;
  • sulfoxide and sulfone reductive clevage;
  • Truce–Smiles sulfone rearrangement;
  • SET in sulfoxide oxidation and reduction;
  • sulfoxide and sulfone donor-acceptor properties;
  • acetylenic and vinylic sulfone desulfonation;
  • halomethyl phenyl sulfone reduction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • ESR Spectrometry of Radical Anions and Radical Cations of Sulfoxides and Sulfones

  • Reactions with Chemical Oxidants and Reductants

  • Donor–Acceptor Properties of Sulfones and Sulfoxides in Photochemistry

  • Acknowledgements

  • References