Development of a continuous process for α-thio-β-chloroacrylamide synthesis with enhanced control of a cascade transformation
Beilstein Institut -- Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
DOI 10.3762/bjoc.12.246
  1. α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides
  2. cascade reactions
  3. flow chemistry

A continuous process strategy has been developed for the preparation of α-thio-β-chloroacrylamides, a class of highly versatile synthetic intermediates. Flow platforms to generate the α-chloroamide and α-thioamide precursors were successfully adopted, progressing from the previously employed batch chemistry, and in both instances afford a readily scalable methodology. The implementation of the key α-thio-β-chloroacrylamide casade as a continuous flow reaction on a multi-gram scale is described, while the tuneable nature of the cascade, facilitated by continuous processing, is highlighted by selective generation of established intermediates and byproducts.