Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 49, Issue 9, pp 1634–1636 | Cite as

Synthesis of 3-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-(methylthio) pyrrole from methyl isothiocyanate and prop-2-yn-1-ol

  • L. Brandsma
  • N. A. Nedolya
  • B. A. Trofimov
Brief Communications


A methylated adduct of lithiated 1-(1-ethoxyethoxy)allene and methyl isothiocyanate undergoes intramolecular cyclization in the presence of CuBr to give 3-(1-ethoxyethoxy)-1-methyl-2-(methylthio)pyrrole. The methanolysis of the latter affords 3-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-(methylthio)pyrrole.

Key words

prop-2-yn-1-ol ethoxyethene 1-(1-ethoxyethoxy)allene lithiation methyl isothiocyanate 2-(1-ethoxyethoxy)buta-2,3-dienimidothioate cyclization 3-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-(methylthio)pyrrole keto-enol tautomerism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Brandsma
    • 1
  • N. A. Nedolya
    • 2
  • B. A. Trofimov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preparative Organic ChemistryUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.A. E. Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of ChemistrySiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussian Federation

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