Facile One-Pot Parallel Synthesis of 3-Amino-1,2,4-triazoles
ACS Comb. Sci. 2018, 20 (7), 461-466
A 1,2,4-triazole motif is present in numerous commercialized and investigational bioactive molecules. Despite its importance for medicinal chemistry, there is a lack of convenient combinatorial approaches toward this molecular core. Herein, we present a synthetic strategy suitable for the quick preparation of a library of structurally diverse 1,2,4-triazoles in a one-pot setting. The key steps include the formation of thioureas followed by S-alkylation using 1,3-propane sultone and consecutive ring closure leading to the desired 1,2,4-triazoles. Parallel synthesis yields thousands of 1,2,4-triazoles in a cost- and time-efficient manner from commercially available chemicals.