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Synthesis of thioamides


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Kindler Thioamide Synthesis

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Aliphatic and aromatic nitriles react with thioacetic acid in the presence of calcium hydride to give the corresponding thioamides in good to excellent yields. Haloaryl nitriles do not undergo SNAr reactions under the described conditions.
K. A. Mahammed, V. P. Jayashankara, N. P. Rai, K. M. Raju, P. N. Arunachalam, Synlett, 2009, 2338-2340.

A simple, efficient, and new method has been developed for the synthesis of thioamides from nitriles. The reaction of a variety of aromatic and aliphatic nitriles in the presence of phosphorus pentasulfide afforded the corresponding thioamides in high yields. This method is easy, rapid, and high-yielding for the synthesis of thioamides from nitriles.
B. Kaboudin, D. Elhamifar, Synthesis, 2006, 224-226.

The reaction of various aromatic and aliphatic amides in the presence of ammonium phosphorodithioate as an efficient thionation reagent proceeded effectively to afford the corresponding thioamides in high yields. This method is easy, rapid, and high-yielding for the synthesis of thioamides from amides using an easily handled reagent.
B. Kaboudin, L. Malekzadeh, Synlett, 2011, 2807-2810.

An expeditious, solvent-free, and high yield conversion of ketones, flavones, isoflavones, lactones, amides, and esters to the corresponding thio analogues is described utilizing Lawesson's reagent in a process that circumvents the use of dry solvents and excess of the reagent.
R. S. Varma, D. Kumar, Org. Lett., 1999, 1, 697-700.

A novel, simple and convenient thionation protocol for carbonyl compounds with the system PSCl3/H2O/Et3N allows a clean, rapid, and efficient synthesis of a variety of thiocarbonyl compounds such as thioamides, thiolactams, thioketones, thioxanthones and thioacridone under solventless condition with microwave irradiation.
U. Pathak, L. K. Pandey, R. Tank, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 2890-2893.

Thionation of amides, 1,4-diketones, N-(2-oxoalkyl)amides, and N,N'-acylhydrazines with the use of a fluorous Lawesson's reagent leads to thioamides, thiophenes, 1,3-thiazoles, and 1,3,4-thiadiazoles in high yields. The isolation of the final products is achieved in most cases by a simple filtration.
Z. Kaleta, B. T Makowski, T. Soos, R. Dembinski, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 1625-1628.

A microwave-enhanced Kindler thioamide synthesis is introduced. The three-component condensations of aldehydes, amines, and elemental sulfur were carried out using 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as solvent employing microwave flash heating at 110-180C for 2-20 min. A simple workup protocol allows the isolation of synthetically valuable thioamide building blocks in good yield and purity.
O. I. Zubruyev, N. Stiasni, C. O. Kappe, J. Comb. Chem., 2003, 5, 145-148.

In an efficient aqueous synthesis of thioamides from aldehydes and N-substituted formamides, sodium sulfide serves as the sulfur source in water, which makes this method very practical and efficient. Furthermore, late-stage modifications of bioactive molecules are demonstrated.
J. Wei, Y. Li, X. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 340-343.

A decarboxylative strategy for the synthesis of thioamides involves a three-component reaction of arylacetic or cinnamic acids, amines and elemental sulfur powder, without the need of a transition metal and an external oxidant.
T. Guntreddi, R. Vanjari, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 3624-3625.

T. Guntreddi, R. Vanjari, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 3624-3625.

A three-component reaction of alkynes, elemental sulfur, and aliphatic amines allows a general, straightforward, and atom-economical synthesis of thioamides.
T. B. Nguyen, M. Q. Tran, L. Ermolenko, A. Al-Mourabit, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 310-313.

In an environmentally friendly, atom-economical, and step-economical oxidation, thiols are used as a synthon for the preparation of thioamides without the use of exogenous sulfur reagents.
X. Wang, M. Ji, S. Lim, H.-Y. Jang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7258-7260.

An efficient and selective multicomponent oxidative coupling of two different aliphatic primary amines allows the synthesis of thioamides in the presence of elemental sulfur under solvent-free conditions.
T. B. Nguyen, L. Ermolenko, A. Al-Mourabit, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4274-4277.

A sequential tandem approach using thiophosphoryl chloride as a dehydrating and thionating agent enables the conversion of benzaldehyde oximes into primary benzothioamides via benzonitriles.
L. K. Pandey, U. Pathak, S. Mathur, M. V. S. Suryanarayana, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 272-282.

Endothiopeptides can easily be obtained via Ugi reaction using thio acids as acid components. If isonitriles with an acetal group are applied, the endothiopeptides can directly be converted into thiazoles using TMSCl-NaI under microwave irradiation.
U. Kazmaier, S. Ackermann, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 3184-3187.