Regioselectivity in the thermal rearrangement of unsymmetrical 4-methyl-4H-1,2,4-triazoles to 1-methyl-1H-1,2,4-triazoles
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Original versionMolecules 2001, 6(12):969-978 10.3390/61200969
The rearrangement of 4-methyl-3,5-diaryl-4H-1,2,4-triazoles to the corresponding 1-methyl-3,5-diaryl-1H-1,2,4-triazoles showed regioselectivity comparable to that observed for the alkylation of 3,5-diaryl-1H-1,2,4-triazoles. This lends support to a proposed mechanism for the rearrangement that involves consecutive nucleophilic displacements steps.