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Organic Base-Catalyzed C–S Bond Construction from CO2: A New Route for the Synthesis of Benzothiazolones

College of Geology and Environment, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710054, China
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Catalysts 2018, 8(7), 271;
Received: 9 May 2018 / Revised: 27 June 2018 / Accepted: 27 June 2018 / Published: 30 June 2018
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The synthesis of organosulfur compounds via the construction of C−S bonds using CO2 as a C1 resource is very interesting. Herein, a novel method of synthesizing benzothiazolones via the cyclocarbonylation of 2-aminothiophenols with CO2 was developed. A series of organic bases was investigated for the catalysis of cyclocarbonylation, and 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN) displayed the best catalytic activity. Then, various reaction parameters such as CO2 pressure, temperature, amount of catalyst, and reaction time for the catalytic performance were studied. Finally, a series of benzothiazolones was synthesized under the optimal reaction conditions, and a possible catalytic mechanism was also proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic bases; C–S bonds; carbon dioxide; benzothiazolones organic bases; C–S bonds; carbon dioxide; benzothiazolones

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Gao, X.; Deng, Y.; Lu, C.; Zhang, L.; Wang, X.; Yu, B. Organic Base-Catalyzed C–S Bond Construction from CO2: A New Route for the Synthesis of Benzothiazolones. Catalysts 2018, 8, 271.

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