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o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid Mediated Oxidative Desulfurization of 1,3-Disubstituted Thioureas to Carbodiimides

Pramod S. Chaudhari, Prasad S. Dangate, Krishnacharya G. Akamanchi*

*Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019, India, Email:

P. S. Chaudhari, P. S. Dangate, K. G. Akamanchi, Synlett, 2010, 3065-3067.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259072


An efficient and mild oxidative desulfurization procedure using o-iodoxybenzoic acid enables the synthesis of carbodiimides starting from easily available 1,3-disubstituted thioureas.

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Key Words

o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid, Oxidation, Desulfurization, Carbodiimides, Thioureas

ID: J60-Y2010-3480