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One-Pot Three-Component Strategy for Polysubstituted 2-Aminothiazoles via Ring Opening of α-Nitro Epoxides

Yue Zhu, Wenteng Chen, Donghong Zhao, Guolin Zhang*, Yongping Yu*

*Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Anti-Cancer Drug Research, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, P. R. of China, Email:,

Y. Zhu, W. Chen, D. Zhao, G. Zhang, Y. Yu, Synthesis, 2019, 51, 2023-2029.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612101


A one-pot three-component reaction of α-nitro epoxides, potassium thiocyanate, and primary amines provides polysubstituted 2-aminothiazoles in a smooth, highly efficient, and eco-friendly manner with good yields.

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Key Words

2-aminothiazoles, thiazoles, nitro epoxides, potassium thiocyanate, anilines, one-pot synthesis

ID: J66-Y2019