Synthesis of 2-(Benzylthio)-4-(trifluoromethyl)thiazole-5-carboxylates Using S-Benzylisothiouronium Halides as Thiol Equivalents
Shane M Hickey, Jonathan M White, Frederick M Pfeffer, Trent D Ashton
Synlett | GEORG THIEME VERLAG KG | Published : 2015
S-Benzylisothiouronium halides are used as shelf-stable, odorless thiol equivalents. The method developed is used to access 2-(benzylthio)-4-(trifluoromethyl)thiazole carboxyl building blocks. Using the latent trifluoromethyl substituent the reactions could be monitored using 19F NMR spectroscopy.
Awarded by ARC
S.M.H., F.M.P., and T.D.A. thank the ARC (LP100100087) and the Strategic Research Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology (Deakin University) for financial support and a top-up scholarship for S.M.H. The authors would also like to thank the ARC for funding Deakin University's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility through LIEF grant LE110100141, as well as for additional equipment support related to this project (LE120100213).