Turkish Journal of Chemistry
Methylation of 2H, 5-nitro- (1) and 2-ethyl, 5-nitro- (2) benzimidazoles separately with methyl iodide in acetone in the presence of potassium carbonate yielded 2H, 5/6-nitro-(3A and 3B) and 2-ethyl, 5/6-nitro- (4A and 4B) methylbenzimidazoles respectively. Methylation of 1 and 2 in dimethylformamide in place of acetone yielded not only 3A, 3B and 4A, 4B respectively, but in addition 1,3-dimethyl-5-nitro-benzimidazol-2-one (5) was also obtained in each case. The structure of the synthesized compounds was determined with the help of mass and ^1H NMR spectroscopic analysis.
HASAN, MASHOODA; SHAHEEN, FARZANA; and YUNUS, UZMA (2000) "Studies on the Methylation of 5-Nitro-benzimidazoles," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 24: No. 1, Article 8. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol24/iss1/8