A new method was developed for converting nitriles into primary thioamides. Treatment of various nitriles 1 with 1.5-2.5 equivalents of sodium trimethylsilyl sulfide (sodium trimethylsilanethiolate) in 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone at 20-35°C for 4-30 hours gave the corresponding thioamides 2 in 27-80% yield.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry