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Note | Regular issue | Vol 81, No. 2, 2010, pp.413-420
Published online, 1st December, 2009
DOI: 10.3987/COM-09-11859
S-Methylation of N-Containing Heterocyclic Thiols with Conjugated Acids of Methoxy Groups

Masao Shimizu,* Teruaki Shimazaki, Yoshihiro Kon, and Takeo Konakahara

*Research Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 Tsukuba, Japan


2-Mercaptopyridine-3-carboxylic acid reacts with methanol under acidic conditions to afford the corresponding S-methylated methyl ester, methyl 2-methylthiopyridine-2-carboxylate. Such S-methylation occurred for various N-containing heterocyclic thiols with acidic methanol. The reaction proceeded by the attack of mercapto groups on the conjugated acid of methanol. Therefore, the sulfur atom of pyridine-2-thiol was also methylated with acidic methyl ethers or methyl esters.