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Sulfur melt data smogasbord
Oxidation of N-benzoyl-PZQ by sulfur (MW59-1 to MW59-6)
Hazard and Risk Assessment:
Start time: 4:20 PM 2/05/2011
A mixture of N-benzoyl-PZQ (518 mg, 1.69 mmol, M.W. 306.4 g/mol) and sulfur (108 mg, 3.38 mmol, 2 eq., M.W. 32.1 g/mol) were heated at 190°C for 2 h.
The dark brown solid was dissolved in ethyl acetate, evaporated on silica gel and purified by column chromatography (ethyl acetate: hexane, 1:1)
-TLC showed that there was still starting material left
Yield: 237 mg (780 µmol, 46%) yellow solid [M.W. 304.3 g/mol]
-> sulfur impurities
Further procedure, see: Scale-up: Oxidation of N-benzoyl-PZQ by sulfur (MW59-7)
The reaction had not gone to completion after 2 h, however an increase in reaction time / temperature would more than likely improve the yield.