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Expeditious Microwave-Assisted Thionation with the System PSCl3/H2O/Et3N under Solvent-Free Condition

Uma Pathak,* Lokesh Kumar Pandey and Rekha Tank

*Synthetic Chemistry Division, Defence Research & Development Establishment, Gwalior- 474002, Email:

U. Pathak, L. K. Pandey, R. Tank, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 2890-2893.

DOI: 10.1021/jo7022069 (free Supporting Information)


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.

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Key Words

Thioketones, Thioamides, microwave synthesis, green chemistry

ID: J42-Y2008-0930