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Organic and Coordination Chemistry of 1,2,4‐Trithiolanes


Mlostoń, Grzegorz; Romanski, Jaroslaw; Weigand, Wolfgang; Heimgartner, Heinz (2019). Organic and Coordination Chemistry of 1,2,4‐Trithiolanes. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019(9):1867-1875.

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The review is aimed in summarizing the most important aspects of the chemistry of 1,2,4‐trithiolanes, which form a relevant class of cyclic polysulfides abundant in nature. Some of them were identified as components of Lenthinus edodes (shiitaki mushrooms) extracts as well as of Parkia speciosa (stink bean), which are well known in Asian cuisine. In addition, they determine the flavor of boiled beef and roasted chicken. Thermal decomposition of 1,2,4‐trithiolanes, either in solution or in the gas phase, results in [3+2]‐cycloelimination leading to the release of reactive thiocarbonyl S‐sulfides existing in equilibrium with sulfur‐rich, three‐membered dithiiranes. Both, 1,2,4‐trithiolanes and the products of their decomposition react with low‐valent platinum and iron compounds forming the corresponding sulfur‐metal complexes. For example, iron‐sulfur clusters formed in these reactions are of interest as structural models of [Fe,Fe]‐hydrogenase mimics.

Abstract

The review is aimed in summarizing the most important aspects of the chemistry of 1,2,4‐trithiolanes, which form a relevant class of cyclic polysulfides abundant in nature. Some of them were identified as components of Lenthinus edodes (shiitaki mushrooms) extracts as well as of Parkia speciosa (stink bean), which are well known in Asian cuisine. In addition, they determine the flavor of boiled beef and roasted chicken. Thermal decomposition of 1,2,4‐trithiolanes, either in solution or in the gas phase, results in [3+2]‐cycloelimination leading to the release of reactive thiocarbonyl S‐sulfides existing in equilibrium with sulfur‐rich, three‐membered dithiiranes. Both, 1,2,4‐trithiolanes and the products of their decomposition react with low‐valent platinum and iron compounds forming the corresponding sulfur‐metal complexes. For example, iron‐sulfur clusters formed in these reactions are of interest as structural models of [Fe,Fe]‐hydrogenase mimics.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Language:English
Date:7 March 2019
Deposited On:14 Mar 2019 14:55
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 23:02
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1099-0690
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201801708

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