Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 745-751

The reaction of thioglycolic acid with α,β-unsaturated nitriles: A new route for the synthesis of thiazolo[3,2-a]pyridines

Mohamed Hilmy Elnagdia, Mohamed Rifat Hamza Elmoghayara, Ahmed Hafez Hussein Elghandoura and Kamal Usef Sadekb

a Chemistry Department, Cairo University, Giza, A.R. Egypt
b Chemistry Department, Minia University, Minia, A.R. Egypt


The reaction of cinnamonitriles with thioglycolic acid in the presence of a basic catalyst affords thiazolo[3,2-a]pyridine derivatives.