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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 32, No. 11, 1991, pp.2083-2087
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-91-5835
An Electron Transfer Reaction in the Imidazo[2,1-b]thiazole Series

Patrice Vanelle,* Nacer Madadi, José Maldonado, Luc Giraud, Jean-François Sabuco, and Michel P. Crozet*

*Laboratorie de Chimie Organique, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université d’Aix-Marseille II, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France


The C-alkylation reaction of 5-nitro-6-chloromethylimidazo[2,1-b]thiazole by the 2-nitropropane anion is shown to proceed by the SRN1 mechanism. This mechanism is confirmed by the inhibitory effects of dioxygen, p-dinitrobenzene, cupric chloride and TEMPO.