Chapter 4. Thermochemistry of Sulfoxides and Sulfones

  1. Professor Saul Patai2,
  2. Zvi Rappoport2 and
  3. Charles Stirling3
  1. John T. Herron

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034386.ch4

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

Sulphones and Sulphoxides (1988)

How to Cite

Herron, J. T. (1988) Thermochemistry 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    University College, Bangor, USA

Author Information

  1. Chemical Kinetics Division, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA

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



  • sulfoxide and sulfone thermochemistry;
  • combustion and reaction calorimetry thermochemical data;
  • thermochemical property estimation;
  • cyclic compound estimated enthalpies of formation;
  • sulfoxide and sulfone pyrolysis reactions;
  • sulfoxide thermochemical data;
  • chemical kinetic data on pyrolysis reactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thermochemical Data from Combustion and Reaction Calorimetry

  • Estimation of Thermochemical Properties

  • Estimated Enthalpies of Formation for Cyclic Compounds

  • Pyrolysis of Sulfoxides and Sulfones

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References