The photochemistry of thiophene S-oxides

Kazuya Arima, Daisuke Ohira, Masataka Watanabe, Asami Miura, Shuntaro Mataka, Thies Thiemann, Jesus Iniesta Valcarcel, David J. Walton

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Thiophene S-oxides have been prepared and their photoreactivity has been studied. In many cases, the sulfur moiety of the thiophene S-oxides is deoxygenated. Here, the corresponding thiophenes or hydroxylated thiophenes are isolated. In the case of the photoirradiation of tert-butyl substituted thiophene S-oxides, the oxygen of the sulfoxy unit is incorporated into the heterocyclic ring system and the corresponding furans have been isolated. Also, structures with two thiophene cores have been oxidized to the respective thiophene S-oxides. These molecules undergo photodeoxygenation, a reaction, which is catalysed by (non-oxidized) thiophenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-816
Number of pages9
JournalPhotochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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