Main author: Dmitrii Razinkov
Institution or Company: Chemistry Department, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Science Institute University of Iceland, Dunhagi 3, 107 Reykjavik.
Co-Authors, Institution or Company:
Sigríður Guðrún Suman, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Science Institute University of Iceland, Dunhagi 3, 107 Reykjavik.
Introduction: Sulfur rich polymers are an important component of high-tech optical sensors that serve important function in state of the art medical equipment. These polymers can exhibit resistance to heat, chemicals, radiation and bacteria. Not many studies have been conducted in this field due to lack of a general method for thiirane synthesis and limited commercial availability.
Methods: Synthetic methods to produce thiiranes are limited and mainly concern polymerization and copolymerization of thiiranes with other monomers. Sulfur atom transfer can be used for synthesis of thiiranes. The work presents an effective catalyst for the synthesis of thiiranes and their polymerization and copolymerization.
Results: Molybdenum dinuclear complexes were synthesized and their ability to catalyse sulfur atom transfer (SAT) will be presented. The catalysts are highly active and show some selectivity.
Conclusion: Our results suggest the SAT to alkene is reversible (P=S NMR). Preliminary data with Mo catalyst demonstrated successful SAT reaction chemistry. Future work verifying thiirane formation and copolymerization will be discussed.