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Sulfur: Organic Polysulfanes

  1. Ralf Steudel

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0215.pub2

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Steudel, R. 2011. Sulfur: Organic Polysulfanes. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

The chemistry of organic polysulfanes (or polysulfides) is thoroughly and critically reviewed. The synthesis of chain-like and cyclic polysulfanes with alkyl and aryl substituents as well as their analysis, molecular structures, reactions with nucleophiles, natural occurrence and potential applications are described.

Keywords:

  • polysulfides;
  • synthesis;
  • structures;
  • spectra;
  • application;
  • reactions