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Synthesis of Thiazolines by Copper Catalyzed Aminobromination of Thiohydroximic Acids

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posted on 04.04.2014, 00:00 by Bérénice C. Lemercier, Joshua G. Pierce
A copper catalyzed aminobromination of alkene tethered thiohydroximic acids is described, providing a rapid approach to unnatural thiazoline scaffolds not readily available via existing methods. Moderate to high yields of bromothiazolines are obtained with alkyl- and aryl-substituted thiohydroximic acid building blocks containing mono-, di-, and trisubstituted alkenes. The reaction provides high levels of 5-exo selectivity, and terminally monosubstituted alkenes result in predominant syn-diastereoselectivity.