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Communication | Special issue | Vol 7, No. 2, 1977, pp.961-967
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1977-02-0961
Sulfur Heterocycles from the Reaction of α-Diazo Ketones with Carbon Disulfide

Peter Yates* and J. A. Eenkhorn

*Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S, 1A1, Canada


The major determining factor of the course of the reactions of α-diazo ketones RCOCN2R’ with carbon disulfide is the nature of R’. When R’ = Ph, 1,3-dithiolanes are the sole products; when R’ = Me, both 1,3-dithiolanes and 1,3-dithietanes are formed; when R’ = H, a 1,2,3-thiadiazole is formed.