Talk:Pfitzner–Moffatt oxidation

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Perhaps a page dealing with oxidation of alcohols with "activated DMSO" should be added. We must agree in a proper definition of different variants of this oxidation.

For example, it is very clear that an oxidation using oxalyl chloride-activated DMSO is a Swern oxidation.

I would like to suggest using the name "Pfitzner-Moffatt oxidation" for any DMSO-activated oxidation using a carbodiimide as the activating agent. The name "Moffat oxidation" could be used for any DMSO-activated oxidation.

Gabriel Tojo

The Mofatt oxidation is also described at dicyclohexylcarbodiimide page. ChristianoGh 08:04, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

The middle structure in the reaction scheme ist most definitley wrong. There has to be a lone pair at the Carbonatom next to the sulfur and therefore a negative charge instead of a positive charge. Two positive charges next to each other in one molecule is very unlikely, if not impossible, in chemistry. --Zwischenrufer (talk) 10:43, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Error in the scheme mentioned in JCE[edit]

There was an error in the reaction scheme. It was discussed in the Journal of Chemical Education doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00478. The scheme was corrected by Mandlerm on 29 September 2016. --Taweetham (talk) 02:31, 12 February 2017 (UTC)