Swern Oxidation

Stage 3

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Click the structures and reaction arrows in sequence to view the 3D models and animations respectively

Note: For clarity Me3N has been used in the animations in place of Et3N

In the final stage the base (Et3N) is added to deprotonate the salt, which then collapses to give the desired aldehyde or ketone and dimethyl sulfide.

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K. Omura and D. Swern, Tetrahedron, 1978, 34, 1651–1660.