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Metal Triflate Catalyzed Reactions of Alkenes, NBS, Nitriles, and TMSN3: Synthesis of 1,5-Disubstituted Tetrazoles

Saumen Hajra,* Debarshi Sinha and Manishabrata Bhowmick

*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India, Email:

S. Hajra, D. Sinha, M. Bhowmick, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 1852-1855.

DOI: 10.1021/jo062432j


A versatile and highly efficient Zn(OTf)2-catalyzed one-pot reaction of alkenes, NBS, nitriles, and TMSN3 gives various 1,5-disubstituted tetrazoles containing an additional α-bromo functionality of the N1-alkyl substituent.

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Key Words

Tetrazoles, N-Bromosuccinimide, Multicomponent Reactions

ID: J42-Y2007-0830