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Metathetic sulfur transfer mediated by N-(2-aminophenyl)-4-methyl-thiazolin-2-thione derivatives. Pt.III: An alkylthiol- and thioacid-free route to diversely substituted S-alkyl thioesters

 
: Mehdid, Mohammed Amine; Djafri, Ayada; Andreoli, Federico; Vanthuyne, Nicolas; Farran, Daniel; Niebler, Johannes; Buettner, Andrea; Giorgi, Michel; Roussel, Christian

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Tetrahedron 69 (2013), No.24, pp.4994-5001
ISSN: 0040-4020
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IVV ()

Abstract
A metal free synthesis of S-alkyl thioesters, which does not involve alkylthiol or thiocarboxylic acid as sulfur source is disclosed. The process involves first an acylation at the nitrogen of the readily available N-(2-aminophenyl)-4-methyl-thiazolin-2-thione, second an alkylation at sulfur of the resulting amides and finally a base catalyzed metathetic reaction, which provides under very mild conditions and in high isolated yields the S-alkyl thioesters. An ion-pair intermediate (9-acyl-3-methyl[1,3]thiazolo[3,2-a][3,1]benzimidazol-9-ium alkylthiolate) accounts for the formation of mixed thioesters during cross-coupling experiments.
S-Alkyl diversity is provided by the alkylating agent and the acyl diversity comes from the acylating agent, while the sulfur atom is provided by the heterocycle.

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