Trimethylsulfoxonium iodide

Trimethylsulfoxonium iodide is a sulfoxonium salt. It is used to generate dimethyloxosulfonium methylide by reaction with sodium hydride. The latter compound is used as a methylene-transfer reagent, and is used to prepare epoxides.
This compound is commercially available. It may be prepared by the reaction of dimethyl sulfoxide and iodomethane:
(CH3)2SO + CH3I → (CH3)3SO+I−

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