(E)-N-Methyl-1-(Methylthio)-2-Nitroethenamine (Nmsm) as a Versatile Ambiphilic Synthon in Organic Synthesis
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Pedavenkatagari Narayana Reddy and Pannala Padmaja
(E)-N-methyl-1-(methylthio)-2-nitroethenamine (NMSM) 1 is a versatile
molecule that contains four active sites with three functional groups on an ethane motif.
NMSM as a precursor reactant has been widely applied in the diversity-oriented
synthesis of various heterocyclic motifs, bis-heterocyclic, fused heterocyclic and
spirocyclic scaffolds. These privileged scaffolds were synthesized via numerous types
of reactions, such as Michael addition, 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, heteroannulation
reaction and also many cascade reactions via multi-component reactions. Moreover, the
flexibility and high reactivity of NMSM as a versatile ambiphilic synthon signify it as a
suitable building block in medicinal chemistry and bulk drug synthesis. In the present
book chapter, we focused on the advances in the chemistry of NMSM as an effective
reagent in organic synthesis.
Ambiphilic synthon, Bulk drugs, Bis-heterocyclic compounds,
(E)-N-methyl-1-(methylthio)-2-nitroethenamine, Fused heterocyclic compounds,
Multi-component reactions, Nitroketene N, S-acetal, One-pot reactions,
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Gitam University, Hyderabad, India.