Document Type: Review Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Ilam University, P.O. Box 69315-516, Ilam, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, P.O. Box 19395-4697, Iran

3 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, National College of Chemical Industry, Nancy, Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, France Frankfurt Am Main Area, Germany

4 School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom


Organosulfur molecules are prevalent in a broad spectrum of active biological, pharmaceutical and natural molecules. In this category, compounds containing carbon–sulfur bonds occupy a very special place in chemistry science. In this paper, we focused on biologically and pharmaceutically active molecules containing sulfides, disulfide, sulfoxid, sulfone, thiosulfinate, thioester and trithiocarbonate scaffolds. Methionine, Cystine, Pantoprazole, Dapsone, Allicin and Acetyl Co-A are several organosulfur molecules with well-known biological and pharmaceutical activities.

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