Rhodium-catalyzed 2-methylthiolation reaction of thiazoles/oxazoles using 2-(methylthio)thiazole

Mieko Arisawa, Yuri Nihei, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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RhH(PPh3)4 and 1,3-bis(dicyclohexyl)phosphinopropane (dcypp) catalyze the 2-methylthiolation of oxazoles and thiazoles using 2-(methylthio)thiazole as a thiolating reagent. The methylthio transfer reaction is under equilibrium, and various 2-methylthiolated thiazoles and oxazoles were obtained in moderate to good yields by removing thiazole under refluxing o-dichlorobenzene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-949
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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