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Elemental Sulfur Mediated Decarboxylative Redox Cyclization Reaction of o-Chloronitroarenes and Arylacetic Acids

Tirumaleswararao Guntreddi, Rajeshwer Vanjari and Krishna Nand Singh*

*Department of Chemistry (Centre of Advanced Study), Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India, Email:

T. Guntreddi, R. Vanjari, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 976-978.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00079

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A decarboxylative redox cyclization strategy enables the synthesis of 2-substituted benzothiazoles from o-chloronitroarenes and arylacetic acids in the presence of elemental sulfur/N-methylmorpholine under metal- and solvent-free conditions.

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Key Words

benzothiazoles, multicomponent reactions

ID: J54-Y2015