Electrosynthesis of Mono- and Disulfides Based on C5–C8 Cycloalkanes, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Isomeric Dibutyl Disulfides

E. V. Shinkar’ E. V. Shinkar’ , A. V. Shvetsova A. V. Shvetsova , A. O. Okhlobystin A. O. Okhlobystin , N. T. Berberova N. T. Berberova
Russian Journal of Electrochemistry
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A method of synthesis of organic mono-, di-, and polysulfides based on electrochemical reactions of unsubstituted and alkyl–substituted cycloalkanes C5–C8 with di(n-butyl)disulfide (di(tert-butyl)disulfide) and hydrogen sulfide is developed. Three–component electrosynthesis is carried out in methylene chloride under atmospheric pressure, at the room temperature under the conditions of anodic H2S activation to a cation radical fragmented to a proton and a thiyl radical. The suggested approach with application of oxidative conversion initiation allows obtaining asymmetric mono-, disulfides and symmetric disulfides. The yield of biologically active organic sulfur derivatives depends on the electrosynthesis duration, structure of isomeric dibutyl sulfides, alicycle size and saturation degree.

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  • Astrakhan State Technical University, 414056, Astrakhan, Russia

    E. V. Shinkar’, A. V. Shvetsova, A. O. Okhlobystin & N. T. Berberova

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