Radical alkylation of N-alkyl 1,2,4-triazoles

Karl B. Hansen, Shawn A. Springfield, Richard Desmond, Paul N. Devine, Edward J.J. Grabowski, Paul J. Reider

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Reaction of 1-N-alkyl triazoles with an alkyl radical generated from the corresponding carboxylic acid, affords the triazole ring alkylated selectively in the 5 position. Secondary radicals perform best in the intermolecular reaction, while primary radicals alkylate the triazole in an intramolecular fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7353-7355
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 15 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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