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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2010, Article ID 396020, 5 pages
Research Article

A Facile Method for the Synthesis of Oxoketene-N,S- and -N,N-acetals from Reactions of Amino Compounds

1Chemistry Department, Baselius College, Kerala, Kottayam 686 001, India
2M G University, Kerala, Kottayam 686 560, India

Received 3 September 2010; Accepted 15 October 2010

Academic Editor: Ashraf Aly Shehata

Copyright © 2010 Annie Mathews et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


2-Aroyl-3,3-bis(alkylsulfanyl)acrylaldehydes reacted with various primary amines, namely, o-phenylenediamine, ethylenediamine, and anilines to produce functionalized oxoketene-N,S-acetals and N,N-acetals in good yields. Imidazolo derivatives synthesized with o-phenylenediamine and ethylenediamine containing a formyl group could act as valuable starting materials for a variety of substituted heterocyclic compounds.