Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Reaction of 3-(Dimethylamino)-2H-azirines with 1,3-Thiazolidine-2-thioneReaction of 3-(dimethylamino)-2H-azirines 1 and 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione (6) in MeCN at room temperature leads to a mixture of perhydroimidazo[4,3-b]thiazole-5-thiones 7 and N-[1-(4,5-dihydro-1,3-thiazol-2-yl)alkyl]-N′,N′-dimethylthioureas 8 (Scheme 2), whereas, in i-PrOH at ca. 60°, 8 is the only product (Scheme 4). It has been shown that, in polar solvents or under Me2NH catalysis, the primarily formed 7 isomerizes to 8 (Scheme 4). The hydrolysis of 7 and 8 leads to the same 2-thiohydantoine 9 (Scheme 3 and 5). The structure of 7a, 8c, and 9b has been established by X-ray crystallography (Chapt. 4). Reaction mechanisms for the formation and the hydrolysis of 7 and 8 are suggested.
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