A synthesis of novel three-, four-, and sixfold branched triazoles 3-5 and triazolothiadiazines 7, 8 and 10, which are linked to a
benzene core via sulfanylmethylene spacers was reported. The reaction proceeded via initial treatment of the appropriate
poly(bromomethyl)arenes 2 with the corresponding equivalents of 4-amino-4H-1,2,4-triazoles 1 in refluxing ethanolic KOH to give
poly(triazolyl)arenes 3-5. Subsequent reaction of 4b and 5b with phenacyl bromide in refluxing DMF-ethanol mixture afforded
poly(triazolothiadiazinyl)arenes 7 and 8, respectively. Compounds 7 and 8 were alternatevely obtained by the reaction of 2b and 2c with
6-phenyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazine-3-thiol 9 in refluxing EtOH/DMF containing KOH. Similarly, threefold substitution
of 2a with three equivalents of 9 afforded 10 in good yield.