J. Reid, N. Heindel
Aug 1, 1976
Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Two improved methods have been developed for the synthesis of 5-substiluted-4-amino-3-mercapto-(4H)-1,2,4-triazoles. One of these involves the direct hydrazinolysis of potassium 3-aroyldithiocarbazates and the other involves ring-opening and reclosure of 5-substituted-2-mereapto-1,3,4-oxadiazoles to the aminomercaptotriazoles. Both of these methods offer advantages over the classic Hoggarth synthesis.