Unprecedented Synthesis of 2H,6H-1,5-Dithiocines Reinvestigated: A Structural Corrigendum Revealing Isothiazole-3(2H)-thiones

Klaus Banert, Neeraj Singh, Marcus Korb, Heinrich Lang

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The synthesis of postulated 2H,6H-1,5-dithiocinesfrom isonitriles and acetylenedicarboxylates or dibenzoylacetylene in the presence of elemental sulfur was repeated. The products do not possess the structure of eight-membered sulfur heterocycles, but isothiazole3(2H)-thiones were formed instead. This structural corrigendum was confirmed not only by a critical consideration of the C-13 NMR spectroscopic data and by the correction of the MS spectra and the values of the elemental analyses but also by X-ray crystallographic structure determination. Several reaction mechanisms are discussed to explain the generation of the observed isothiazole-3(2H)-thiones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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