J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 6, No. 1 March 2009, pp.165~167.

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Waste-Free Thiolysis of Epoxide in Water with High Yield

N. Azizib,*, E. Akbaria and M.R. Saidia,*

aDepartment of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11465-9516, Tehran 11365, Iran
bChemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran, P.O. Box 14335-186, Tehran, Iran

An environmentally benign and efficient process for the preparation of b-hydroxysulfides was developed by a practical and simple reaction of thiols with epoxides in water catalyzed by K2CO3 in high yields and short reaction times.

Keywords: Epoxide, Hydroxysulfides, Green chemistry, Thiols, Water chemistry

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