The reactivity of superoxide: A potent oxidant generated in situ from superoxide and CO2

Hiroshi Yamamoto, Tadahiko Mashino, Tetsuo Nagano, Masaaki Hirobe

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The reaction of CO2 with superoxide cooxidized sulfides and olefins to the corresponding sulfoxides and epoxides, respectively, in dimethylformamide. The peroxy intermediates, CO4??? and C2O6???, generated in situ from superoxide and CO2, were proposed as the ultimate oxidants in the oxidations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4133-4136
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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