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Deoxygenation



Deoxygenation is a chemical reaction involving the removal of molecular oxygen (O2) from a reaction mixture or solvent, or the removal of oxygen atoms from a molecule.

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Classic representatives of deoxygenation are:

A chemical reagent for the deoxygenation of many sulfur and nitrogen oxo compounds is the trifluoroacetic anhydride / sodium iodide combination [1] for example in the deoxygenation of the sulfoxide diphenylsulfoxide to the sulfide diphenylsulfide:


The reaction mechanism is based on activation of the sulfoxide by a trifluoroacetyl group and oxidation of iodine. Iodine is formed quantitatively in this reaction and therefore the reagent is used for the analytical detection of many oxo compounds.


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References

  1. ^ Trifluoroacetic anhydride-sodium iodide reagent. Nature and applications Arkivoc 2007 (JE-2136MR) Zbigniew H. Kudzin, Marcin H. Kudzin, Józef Drabowicz, and Andrzej Kotyński Link
 
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