Synthesis 2017; 49(23): 5258-5262
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588545
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Base-Promoted Synthesis of O-Aryl/Alkyl N,N-Dimethylthiocarbamates Starting from Inexpensive and Environmentally Benign Disulfide

Zhi-Bing Dong*
School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China
Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Process, Ministry of Education, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China   Email: dzb04982@wit.edu.cn
,
Ming Wang
School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China
,
Hui Zhu
School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China
,
Xing Liu
School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China
,
Cai-Zhu Chang
School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, P. R. of China
› Author Affiliations
We thank the foundation support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (21302150), Hubei Provincial Department of Education (D20131501), Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry [2012]1707, foundation of Chutian distinguished fellow from Hubei Provincial Department of Education, foundation of High-end Talent Cultivation Program from Wuhan Institute of Technology.
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Publication History

Received: 29 June 2017

Accepted after revision: 19 July 2017

Publication Date:
22 August 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

A series of O-aryl (alkyl) N,N-dimethylthiocarbamates were synthesized in good yields (70–77%) by reacting substituted phenols or alkyl alcohol with inexpensive, stable, and environmentally benign tetramethylthiuram disulfide (TMTD) in the presence of NaH. By avoiding use of the toxic and corrosive N,N-dialkylthiocarbamoyl chloride, the method provides a green and facile preparation for some important precursors of potentially biologically reactive compounds.

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