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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 38, No. 6, 1994, pp.1205-1207
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-93-6643
Generation and Trapping of a Sulfenyl Chloride from an Isothiazolone

Tirthankar Ghosh* and Steven K. Wolk

*Rohm and Haas Research Laboratories, 727 Norristown Road, Spring House, PA 19477, U.S.A


We have investigated the reaction of HCl with 2-methylisothiazol-3-one (1). In the presence of HCl, at elevated temperatures, 1 exists in equilibrium with the ring opened sulfenyl chloride (4). The existence of 4 has been proven by trapping with norbornene and 1-octyne.