A Study of Synthsis of Methyl-Sulfide by Sodium Bisulfite Reduction
Fang Yun Xia Yongmei Ma Wen Liu Juxiang (Dept. of Chem. and Chem. Eng.)
The edible perfume material methyl-sulfide is prepared from methyl-sulfoxidein the presence of a reducing agent sodium bisulfite. The product is identified by IR spectra. ~1H-NMR and no, which shows the product possesses prospective structure and high purity. Odor-evaluating proves that it has pure odor. This paper also discusses the possible reac-tion mechanism by using sodium sulfite as reducing agent. The experimental resuit makes it clear that it ia an economical, convenient route to synthesis methyl-sulfide.