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Note | Regular issue | Vol 71, No. 11, 2007, pp.2491-2497
Published online, 25th July, 2007
DOI: 10.3987/COM-07-11133
The First Synthesis of Protected 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-cyanomethylbenzimidazole

Isamu Katsuyama* and Masanori Kubo

*Hitec Co., Ltd., 1-8-30 Temmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-6025, Japan


Protected 5-hydroxymethyl-2-cyanomethylbenzimidazole 4 has successfully been synthesized starting from 3,4-diaminobenzoic acid 1. The benzimidazole 4 is expected to be a useful intermediate for the synthesis of new functional molecules such as drugs, agrochemicals, dyes, perfumes, and cosmetics.