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Benzazoles from Aliphatic Amines and o-Amino/Mercaptan/Hydroxyanilines: Elemental Sulfur as a Highly Efficient and Traceless Oxidizing Agent

Thanh Binh Nguyen*, Ludmila Ermolenko, William A. Dean and Ali Al-Mourabit

*Centre de Recherche de Gif-sur-Yvette, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France, Email:

T. B. Nguyen, L. Ermolenko, W. A. Dean, A. Al-Mourabit, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5948-5951.

DOI: 10.1021/ol302856w

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The use of elemental sulfur as traceless oxidizing agent enables a remarkably simple solvent-free and catalyst-free synthesis of benzazoles from alkylamines and o-hydroxy/amino/mercaptan anilines.

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Key Words

benzimidazoles, benzothiazoles

ID: J54-Y2012-3740