A Novel Method for the Synthesis of Furo-imidazo[3.3.3]propellanes from Thiocarbonohydrazides

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Hassan A. A., Mohamed S. K., Abdel-Latif F. F., Mostafa S. M., Abdel-Aziz M., Mague J. T., ...More

SYNLETT, vol.27, no.3, pp.412-416, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1560828
  • Journal Name: SYNLETT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.412-416
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Novel furo-imidazo[3.3.3]propellanes are synthesized via reactions of thiocarbonohydrazides with (1,3-dioxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-2-ylidene)propanedinitrile in tetrahydrofuran. A rationale for these conversions involving nucleophilic addition on the dicyanomethylene carbon atom is presented. The structures of these unexpected products are confirmed by using IR, NMR, mass spectrometry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction.