Nucleophilic Reactivites of Sulfur Ylides and Related Carbanions: Comparison with Structurally Related Organophosphorus Compounds.

Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 8610–8614 published on 30.06.2010
Chem. Eur. J.

The nucleophilicity parameters of stabilized sulfur ylides, methylsulfonyl-, and methylsulfinyl stabilized carbanions have been determined from the rates of their reactions with benzhydrylium ions and quinone methides. Direct comparisons of the nucleophilic reactivities of sulfur and phosphorus ylides as well as their related carbanions have now become possible.

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