Accelerated reduction and solubilization of elemental sulfur by 1,2-aminothiols†
Nucleophilic 1,2-aminothiol compounds readily reduce typically-insoluble elemental sulfur to polysulfides in both water and nonpolar organic solvents. The resulting anionic polysulfide species are stabilized through hydrogen-bonding interactions with the proximal amine moieties. These interactions can facilitate sulfur transfer to alkenes.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators