Iron-Catalyzed S-Arylation of Benzothiazole with Aryl Iodides under Aqueous Medium: Facile Synthesis of Aryl(2-aminoaryl) Sulfides

Hang Wai Lee, Ka Fu Yung, Fuk Yee Kwong

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A simple route for facile access of aryl(2-aminoaryl) sulfide was reported. With the aid of iron(III) chloride catalyst and diamine ligand, benzothiazole was efficiently S-arylated with various aryl iodides (19 examples) in water under air atmosphere. This operationally simple protocol provides aryl(2-aminoaryl) sulfides in moderate to good yields.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberst-2014-w0764-c
Pages (from-to)2743-2747
Number of pages5
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • benzothiazole
  • catalysis
  • iron
  • S-arylation
  • water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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