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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 26, No. 9, 1987, pp.2343-2346
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1987-09-2343
General Synthesis of 2-Hydroxy, 3-Hydroxy-, and 4-Hydroxyalkyldimethylsulfonium Salts from Cyclic Ethers

Kentaro Okuma, Shi-ichi Nakamura, and Hiroshi Ohta

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan


Epoxides, oxetane, and tetrahydrofuran were successfully transformed to 2-hydroxy-, 3-hydroxy-, and 4-hydroxyalkyldimethylsulfonium triflates by the reaction with dimethyl sulfide in the presence of trifluoromethanesulfonic acid. Several reactions of these salts are described.