ChemInform Abstract: Highly Regioselective N-2 Arylation of 4,5-Dibromo-1,2,3-triazole: Efficient Synthesis of 2-Aryltriazoles

ArticleinOrganic Letters 11(21):5026-5028 · November 2009with9 Reads
Impact Factor: 6.36 · DOI: 10.1021/ol9019875

Reaction of 4,5-dibromo-1,2,3-triazole with electron-deficient aromatic halides in the presence of potassium carbonate in DMF produces the corresponding 2-aryl-4,5-dibromotriazoles with high regioselectivity. Subsequent debromination of these triazoles by hydrogenation furnishes 2-aryltriazoles in excellent yields. Overall, this two-step process provides an efficient access to 2-aryl-1,2,3-triazoles.

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