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Desulfurization of Thioamides into Amides with H2O2/ZrCl4 Reagent System

Kiumars Bahrami*, Mohammad Mehdi Khodaei*, Yeganeh Tirandaz

*Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah 67149, Iran, Email:,

K. Bahrami, M. M. Khodaei, Y. Tirandaz, Synthesis, 2009, 369-371.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083314


The hydrogen peroxide-zirconium(IV) chloride reagent system is efficient and general for the conversion of thioamides to amides in short reaction times and good chemoselectivity, and allows a simple workup that precludes the use of toxic solvents.

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Key Words

deprotection, thioamides, amides, desulfurization, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J66-Y2009-0360