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Oxidation studies on mustard gas, and the first crystal structure of a metal-mustard gas complex

TitleOxidation studies on mustard gas, and the first crystal structure of a metal-mustard gas complex
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRajapakse, N, Mehraban, S, Pacheco, A, Patrick, BO, James, BR
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume482
Pagination62 - 66
ISSN0020-1693
KeywordsMustard Gas, Oxidations, Ruthenium porphyrins, X-ray structure
Abstract

Attempts to selectively oxidize mustard gas [(ClCH2CH2)2S, abbreviated as BCES] to the non-toxic sulfoxide using a trans-Ru(TMP)(O)2/O2 catalyst (TMP = porphyrin dianion of 5,10,15,20-tetramesitylporphyrin) have led to isolation and characterization, including an X-ray structure, of trans-Ru(TMP)(BCES)2, the first such report of a metal-mustard gas complex.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020169318304857
DOI10.1016/j.ica.2018.05.012