Organic reactions in ionic liquids: A novel method for the synthesis of 2-arylthiobenzothiazoles by the S-arylation of benzolthiazole-2-thiol with diaryliodonium salts

Feng Yan Wang, Zhen Chu Chen*, Qin Guo Zheng

*Corresponding author for this work

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2-Arylthiobenzothiazoles were readily prepared in good yields by the S-arylation of benzothiazole-2-thiol with diaryliodonium salts at room-temperature in the ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([bmim]BF4). The ionic liquid can be recycled and reused.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004



  • 2-arylthiobenzothiazoles
  • Benzothiazole-2-thiol
  • Diaryliodonium salts
  • Ionic liquid

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