11. Synthesis of sulphonium salts

  1. C. J. M. Stirling
  1. P. A. Lowe

Published Online: 16 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470771648.ch11

The Sulphonium Group: Volume 1 (1981)

The Sulphonium Group: Volume 1 (1981)

How to Cite

Lowe, P. A. (1981) Synthesis of sulphonium salts, in The Sulphonium Group: Volume 1 (1981) (ed C. J. M. Stirling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470771648.ch11

Editor Information

  1. School of Physical and Molecular Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor

Author Information

  1. The Ramage Laboratories, Department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471277699

Online ISBN: 9780470771648



  • sulphonium salts;
  • carbon–sulphur double bond;
  • dithiolium salts;
  • aromatic heterocyclic ring;
  • bicyclic system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Intrduction

  • Formation from Sulphides

  • Formation from Di- and Trisulphides

  • Formation from Sulphenyl Halides

  • Formation from Sulphoxides

  • Formation of Sulphur Ylides and Their Conversion into Sulphonium Salts

  • Modification of Sulphonium Salts

  • Formation from Heterosulphonium Salts

  • Miscellaneous Methods of Formation

  • Methylenesulphonium Salts

  • Formation of Isothiophenium Salts

  • Formation of Thiopyrylium Salts

  • References