Synthesis 2007(18): 2839-2848  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-983834
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Synthesis and Structure of Thia and Selena Heterocycles Containing Cycloamidine Substructures

Jan Fleischhauera, Rainer Beckert*a, Wolfgang Günthera, Stefan Klugea, Stefan Zahna, Jennie Westona, Dorothea Bergb, Helmar Görlsc
a Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Humboldtstrasse 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
b Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Lessingstrasse 10, 07743 Jena, Germany
c Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Lessingstrasse 8, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Received 23 May 2007
Publication Date:
08 August 2007 (eFirst)


Cyclization of a bis-arylimidoyl chloride with an acylselenourea leads to the construction of a 1,3-selenazolidine with a heteroradialene structure. Another reaction of the bis-arylimidoyl chloride (hydrazinolysis) leads to the formation of Δ2-1,2-diazetines, which we have shown previously to be reactive precursors for ring transformation reactions that yield unusual heterocycles. We now demonstrate that the reaction of these Δ2-1,2-diazetines with various isothio- or isoselenocyanates affords an efficient entry to highly substituted 1,3,4-thia- or -selenadiazines. The structures of these novel derivatives were confirmed by NMR and mass spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and X-ray structural analysis. Detailed multidimensional 77Se NMR experiments as well as density functional theory (DFT) calculations show structural specifics of these compounds.