A one-step transformation of aromatic aldehydes to nitriles, using S,S-Dimethylsulfurdiimide as iminating agent. Isolation of dithiatetrazocines as reaction intermediates.

Gunda I. Georg, Sarah A. Pfeifer, Manfred Haake

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Abstract

S,S-Dimethylsulfurdiimide is explored as a novel and effective reagent for the direct synthesis of aromatic nitriles from aldehydes. A novel eight-membered heterocycle is isolated as a reaction intermediate and a mechanism for this reaction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2739-2742
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume26
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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