Revisiting the Zincke disulfide reaction for the post-polymerization functionalization of unsaturated polyolefins

Andreas Dunst, Julia Kienberger, Christian Slugovc*

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The reaction of dibutyl disulfide with bromine readily yields butylsulfenyl bromide at room temperature. Electrophilic addition of butylsulfenyl bromide to olefins leads rapidly to the formation of the corresponding α-bromo, β-butylthio derivative under mild conditions. The applicability of this reagent for the efficient postpolymerization modification of unsaturated polyolefins is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5557-5560
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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