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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
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.
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