The chiral metal complex produced in situ from (R)-6,6′-Diphenyl-BINOL and Ti(O−i−Pr)4 as a catalytic system for asymmetric sulfoxidation of aryl methyl and aryl benzyl sulfides in the presence of 70% aqueous TBHP as the oxidant has been investigated. The influence of variation of reagents mole ratios, temperature, solvent and oxidant was examined, and the optimized conditions were then used to oxidize a number of aryl methyl and aryl benzyl sulfides, producing sulfoxides in high enantiopurities (up to 90% ee) and good yields (up to 81%).
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