Jeremiah Hubbard - Synthesis of 2-alkyl-substituted benzimidazoles by thermal decomposition of 2-azibenzenamines in the presence of an aldehyde

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      Synthesis   of 2-alkyl-substituted benzimidazoles by thermal decomposition of   2-azibenzenamines in

      the presence   of an aldehyde. Wallace, Jeffery M.; Söderberg, Björn C. G.;   Hubbard, Jeremiah W. Synthetic   Communications 2006, 36,   3425-3439

      Abstract:

      2‐Substituted benzimidazoles were prepared by reaction of   2‐azidoaminobenzenes with aldehydes under thermal conditions. The   reaction probably proceeds via a sequential imine formation,   azide decomposition forming a nitrene, and electrocyclization.

      Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00397910600941497