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Efficient Synthesis of 1,5-Disubstituted Tetrazoles

Alan R. Katritzky*, Chunming Cai, Nabin K. Meher

*Center for Heterocyclic Compounds, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, USA, Email:

A. R. Katritzky, C. Cai, N. K. Meher, Synthesis, 2007, 1204-1208.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-966001


A general method for the synthesis of 1,5-disubstituted tetrazoles from imidoylbenzotriazoles involves mild reaction conditions and short reaction times.

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Key Words

amides, imidoylbenzotriazoles, tetrazoles, phase-transfer catalysis, sodium azide

ID: J66-Y2007-1160