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Catalyst-Free Synthesis of 2-Arylbenzothiazoles in an Air/DMSO Oxidant System

Renhe Hu, Xiaotong Li, Yao Tong, Dazhuang Miao, Qiang Pan, Zengqiang Jiang, Haifeng Gan, Shiqing Han*

*College of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, P. R. of China, Email:

R. Hu, X. Li, Y. Tong, D. Miao, Q. Pan, Z. Jiang, H. Gan, S. Han, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1387-1390.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561575


A straightforward synthesis of 2-arylbenzothiazoles from 2-aminothiophenol and aryl aldehydes in air/DMSO oxidant system is operationally simple, proceeds without catalysts, tolerates a wide range of functionalities, and provides desired products in good to excellent yields.

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Key Words

catalyst-free, benzothiazoles, air, DMSO

ID: J60-Y2016