Journal of Sulfur Chemistry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The Journal of Sulfur Chemistry is an international journal for the dissemination of scientific results in the rapidly expanding realm of sulfur chemistry. The journal publishes high quality reviews, full papers and communications in the following areas: organic and inorganic chemistry, industrial chemistry, materials and polymer chemistry, biological chemistry and interdisciplinary studies directly related to sulfur science. Papers outlining theoretical, physical, mechanistic or synthetic studies pertaining to sulfur chemistry are welcome. Hence the target audience is made up of academic and industrial chemists with peripheral or focused interests in sulfur chemistry. Manuscripts that truly define the aims of the journal include, but are not limited to, those that offer: a) innovative use of sulfur reagents; b) new synthetic approaches to sulfur-containing biomolecules, materials or organic and organometallic compounds; c) theoretical and physical studies that facilitate the understanding of sulfur structure, bonding or reactivity; d) catalytic, selective, synthetically useful or noteworthy transformations of sulfur containing molecules; e) industrial applications of sulfur chemistry; f) unique sulfur atom or molecule involvement in interfacial phenomena; g) descriptions of solid phase or combinatorial methods involving sulfur containing substrates. Submissions pertaining to related atoms such as selenium and tellurium are also welcome. Articles offering routine heterocycle formation through established reactions of sulfur containing substrates are outside the scope of the journal. The distinguished international Editorial Board will oversee the scientific direction of the journal and will ensure a strict refereeing process so that only high quality submissions are accepted for publication.

Current impact factor: 0.82

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.822
2012 Impact Factor 1.101
2011 Impact Factor 1.009
2010 Impact Factor 0.75

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 3.90
Immediacy index 0.09
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Journal of Sulfur Chemistry website
Other titles Journal of sulfur chemistry (Online), Journal of sulphur chemistry
ISSN 1741-5993
OCLC 56751615
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to investigate the vibrational spectrum of tolbutamide by ab initio techniques in combination with experimental studies. The Fourier transform infrared spectra (400–4000 cm−1) and Laser-Raman spectra (100–4000 cm−1) of tolbutamide have been obtained in the solid phase. Assignments have been found by the combination of the vibrational frequencies and the contribution of the potential energy distributions. Assignments have been compared with the theoretical and experimental results of similar structures as reported in the literature. Structural parameters such as bond lengths and angles, frequencies and infrared intensities and Raman activities of tolbutamide have been computed by density functional theory and Hartree–Fock methods using 6–311G++(d,p) and 6–31G(d) basis sets. The computed vibrational frequencies and optimized structural parameters are consistent with the corresponding experimental results. In addition, the images of tolbutamide frontier molecular orbitals (highest occupied and lowest unoccupied) and its energy gaps have been interpreted with the assistance of quantum chemical calculations.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 07/2015; 36(4). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1050397
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    ABSTRACT: Reaction of VOSO4 with 2-hydroxy-napthaldeyde-S-R-thiosemicarbazones (R: methyl, ethyl, propyl or allyl) and salicyl aldehyde yielded five-coordinate oxovanadium(IV) complexes having a N1,N4-diarylidene-S-R-thiosemicarbazidato structures. The compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic measurements, electronic, infrared, 1H-NMR, and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra. The X-band EPR signals were recorded from powder forms and also in solution. All the complexes have a single asymmetric line shape and theoretical fit studies prove the presence of axial symmetry around the paramagnetic vanadium ions. A computer simulation of the EPR spectrum of each complex was carried out to derive the related EPR parameters. Cyclic voltammograms of the complexes exhibited two metal-based reversible redox peaks around 500 and −800 mV corresponding to one electron oxidation/reduction of VIVO/VVO and VIVO/VIIIO, respectively. The reductive response in the 50–350 mV region was assigned to ligand reduction. Antioxidant activities of the compounds were determined with CUPric Reducing Antioxidant Capacity, 2,2-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid, and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl assays. The test results indicated that the antioxidant capacity of the compounds increases with the carbon number of saturated hydrocarbon chain on sulfur atom.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 07/2015; 36(4). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1050396
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    ABSTRACT: A study involving scope in the condensation reaction of phenylsulfonylacetic acid with a series of carbonyl derivatives has been conducted. Reactivity trends favor formation of the corresponding vinyl sulfones when working with aryl aldehydes. Electron-deficient aryl aldehydes outperform electron-rich aryl aldehydes. Negligible differences were noted when using electron-rich and electron-deficient arylsulfonylacetic acid derivatives. Post-run analyses of the reaction mixture reveal formation of a minor product which resulted from methylidene transfer onto the carbonyl derivative. Support of a Knoevenagel-type condensation followed by decarboxylation is provided.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 05/2015; 36(4):1-9. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1043303
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, mechanistic investigation of the addition-cyclization reaction between thiourea (TU) and dialkyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DAAD) was made theoretically with the B3LYP method using a 6-311++G(2d,2p) basis set. In order to investigate the effect of substituted alkyl groups, the reaction was evaluated in the presence of dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate, diethyl acetylenedicarboxylate and di-tert-butyl acetylenedicarboxylate. To evaluate the effect of structure and dielectric constant of the solvent, all structures were optimized in different solvent phases such as dichloromethane and acetone at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) level of theory. Different orientations of alkyl groups make different kinetic paths. Results indicated that the reaction mechanism did not change with different orientations of COOMe, COOEt or COOtBu groups, but caused significant changes in the potential energy surfaces of the reaction coordinate. The reaction product (alkyl E-2-(2-imino-4-oxo-1,3-thiazolane-5-yliden) acetates) can be converted to different tautomeric forms in two proton transfer processes. So, in order to investigate the effect of different substituted alkyl groups, intermolecular proton transfer in the product was investigated both in gas phase and in the presence of methanol, ethanol and tert-butanol molecules as a bridge to facilitate the proton transfer process.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 05/2015; 36(4):1-12. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1043635
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    ABSTRACT: A convenient procedure for one-pot conversion of alcohols into the corresponding alkyl thiocyanates in the presence of cross-linked poly (N-propyl-4-vinylpyridinium) thiocyanate ion [P4-VP]Pr-SCN, promoted by cyanuric chloride/dimethylformamide, is described. Various alcohols were converted to their corresponding alkyl thiocyanates and it was observed that substituted benzyl alcohol with electron-withdrawing or electron-donating groups were transformed into the corresponding benzyl thiocyanate derivatives in high to excellent yields in a short reaction time but, sterically hindered alcohols produced the corresponding thiocyanates in very low yields.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 04/2015; 36(4):1-10. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1035273
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    ABSTRACT: Treatment of sulfoxides with the HfCl4/Zn system in acetonitrile at room temperature has been shown to provide the corresponding sulfides in high yields. This new methodology is highly chemoselective, tolerating several functional groups such as -Br, -Cl, -OCH3, -CHO and double bond.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 04/2015; 36(4):1-6. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1031234
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    ABSTRACT: A novel N-bromo sulfonamide reagent, namely N, 2-dibromo-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[e][1,2,4]thiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1,1-dioxide, is prepared and employed as a new and highly efficient catalyst for the preparation of 1-carbamato-alkyl-2-naphthol and 1-thioamido-alkyl-2-naphthol derivatives.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 04/2015; 36(4):1-9. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1028938
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    ABSTRACT: The Fe(III)-sulfite system has been regarded as a new alternative for the systems containing persulfate or peroxymonosulfate in the oxidation of organic contaminants in water or wastewater. Here, a detailed theoretical analysis was made on the inhibitory activities of the inhibitors (ethanol, tert-butyl alcohol, 1-hexanol, aniline, diphenylamine, and pyrogallol (PA)) to examine the roles of oxysulfur radicals in the oxidation of the azo dye acid orange 7 (AO7) in the Fe(III)-sulfite system. Experimental results confirm the expected concentration of inhibitors for the complete inhibition of specific radicals and establish that the combination of 1-hexanol and PA was suitable for analyzing the role of and . and contributed 57.1% and 42.9%, respectively, to the oxidation in the presence of oxygen at pH 3, which means that makes comparable contribution as in the oxidation of specific organic pollutants like AO7 in this system. reacts with AO7 only in the absence of oxygen. The second-order rate constants for the reaction of AO7 with or were determined to be 1.2 × 107 and 2.1 × 106 M−1 s−1, respectively. The proper combination of inhibitors should be taken into account when probing the roles of multiple radicals.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 04/2015; 36(4):1-12. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1028939
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    ABSTRACT: A simple and efficient pathway to conjugate monosaccharides to thienopyrimidines via click chemistry establishing a 1,2,3-triazole linker was reported. Potential pharmaceutical interest is envisaged for the expected target products. Starting from a 2-isothiocyanate-thiophene-3-carboxylate, an allylthiourea was obtained with allylamine, cyclized and S-propargylated to give a thienopyrimidine–alkyne core. Click reaction with tetraacetyl-1-azidoglucose was successful to give the target conjugate with one sugar unit. When propargylamine was used in the first step, the expected thiourea cyclized via the alkyne moiety leading to pyrimido[2,1-b][1,3]thiazine.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1020494
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    ABSTRACT: A green and efficient method for chemoselective oxidation of aromatic thiols to the corresponding disulfides is reported using a recoverable supported iron oxide nanoparticle (γ-Fe2O3-SO3H) catalyst in the presence H2O2 as the oxidant and methanol as the solvent at room temperature. This reaction is operationally simple with an easy work-up, utilizes mild reaction conditions, is high-yielding, clean, and exhibits high selectivity toward aromatic disulfides with no side reactions. The supported iron oxide nanoparticles can be easily recovered using an external magnet from the reaction mixture and reused several times. Reaction progress was monitored by potentiometric titration.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3):300-307. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1024120
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    ABSTRACT: The thio-ligand, 3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione (L 2 , C3H4S2N-C3H4SN), generated in situ from the reaction of thiazolidine-2-thione (L1, NC3H5S2) with copper(I) bromide in CH3CN under aerobic conditions involved C–S bond cleavage and yielded a three coordinate complex, (3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione)copper(I) bromide 1. Treatment of 1 with PPh3 in MeOH/CH2Cl2 mixture formed a copper(I) complex, (3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione)(triphenylphosphine)copper(I) bromide 2. This complex has four different types of donor atoms bonded to Cu(I) forming a central core,{Cu(N,P,S,Br)}, which is very unusual as normally the cores of known tetrahedral complexes are of type, {Cu(P2,S,X)}(X = halogen).Complex (3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione)(triphenylphosphine)copper(I) bromide 2 has unusual coordination core, Cu(N,P, S, Br).
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1023802
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    ABSTRACT: The electrosynthesis of new 2,4-dialkylcarbonotrithioates, in satisfactory yields, starting from arylthiols and carbon disulfide using an electrogenerated base (EGB) that is reported to promote the reaction is reported. The EGB was prepared by pro-base-free electrolysis of acetonitrile under galvanostatic conditions using a sacrificial magnesium anode. The as-prepared compounds were fully characterized by 1H, 13C, 19F NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of some representative compounds were investigated against human pathogenic bacteria, colon and lung cancer cell lines. Promising results were found against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and DLD-1 and A-549 cancer cell lines.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1024121
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    ABSTRACT: A series of novel 2-aryl1-4-bromothiophenes (2a–f), biarylthiophenes with non-identical aryl groups (3a–e) and biarylthiophenes with identical aryl groups (4a–f) were synthesized in moderate to excellent yields by using different arylboronic acids in a Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction. The experimental results showed that the use of K2CO3 as base resulted in moderate yields compared with that of good yields obtained upon using K3PO4. The highest yield obtained using K3PO4 was 82% for 2, 4-bis (4-chlorophenyl) thiophene (4d). The synthesized compounds in the present study were examined for their biofilm inhibition and hemolysis assay. Among all compounds 2, 4-bis (4-methoxyphenyl) thiophene (4b) was found to strongly inhibit the formation of bacterial biofilm against E. coli. The compound 4b exhibited higher inhibition (80.92%) compared with the standard Rifampicin with 97.43% inhibition. The compound 2, 4-bis (4-chlorophenyl) thiophene (4d) displayed strong anti-biofilm activity with its ability to prevent the formation of Pasteurell amultocida biofilm at the percent inhibition of 74.53%. In addition, 2f showed the highest percentage hemolysis 16.0% compared with that of the standard Triton-X-100. 3
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1020493
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    ABSTRACT: A series of 2,4-disubstituted derivatives of 1,5-benzothiazepines were prepared via a one-pot thia-Michael-cyclization sequence by the reaction of various 2-aminothiophenols with chalcones in ionic liquid media. The choice of the ionic liquid had a significant impact on the process. In the case of 1-octyl-3-methyl imidazolium thiocyanate ([omim]SCN), both steps took place in one pot to give substituted 1,5-benzothiazepines. However, only a simple thia-Michael addition could occur in 1-octyl-3-methyl imidazolium chloride ([omim]Cl) medium. Reactions were catalyst free and could tolerate the presence of different functional groups. The workup procedure was facile and the ionic liquid could be recycled at least seven times in a row.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1014483
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    ABSTRACT: Aluminum(III) is generally found in small amounts in living organisms where it interacts with several biomolecules. Low mass biomolecules can form complexes associated with absorption and distribution processes of this toxic ion. However, investigating aluminum(III) complexes in solution poses singular difficulties, because it is highly hydrolyzable. Amino acids constitute possible ligands for aluminum(III). Methionine, cysteine and homocysteine are found in healthy human body. Penicillamine is a drug used in several circumstances, such as in treating metal poisoning. These four biomolecules share similar donor atoms involved in complexation reactions: a carboxylate oxygen, an amine nitrogen and sulfur. In this study, four binary complexes formed by aluminum(III) and amino acids in solution at a metal-to-ligand ratio of 1:1 were analyzed through potentiometry and multinuclear magnetic resonance (13C and 27Al). Potentiometry data consistently demonstrated complexion formation. Distributions of species revealed the coexistence of several species in ample pH ranges and pointed out the preferable value to perform the NMR analyses. 13C NMR data were used to confirm complexion formation, while 27Al NMR data indicated the geometric arrangement adopted by the complexes. Structures were proposed for each complex.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(3):1-12. DOI:10.1080/17415993.2015.1018909
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    ABSTRACT: The C‐H bond dissociation enthalpies (BDEs) of 26 N, O, S-containing mono-heterocyclic compounds were assessed by the composite high-level ab initio methods G4 and CBS-QB3. In addition, the C‐H BDEs of 32 heterocyclic compounds were evaluated by 13 density functional theory methods. The BMK method showed the lowest root mean square error of 7.2 kJ/mol and the correlation coefficient (R 2) was 0.9874 after being compared with the experimental values. Subsequently, we used this method to study the C‐H BDE values of the different positions as well as the substituent effects on benzene and heterocycles in sulfur-containing fused heterocyclic compounds. Both the natural charge distributions of benzo[b]thiophene and benzothiazole and natural spin densities of benzo[b]thiophene derivative radicals were conducted by NBO analysis for further understanding the essence of the C‐H bond.
    Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 03/2015; 36(2). DOI:10.1080/17415993.2014.996222