Alkyl isocyanates are prepared in good to excellent yields by treatment of alcohols, thiols, and trimethylsilyl ethers with 2,4,6-trichloro[1,3,5] triazine/n-Bu_4NOCN in acetonitrile. This method is highly selective for conversion of 1° alcohols to alkyl isocyanates in the presence of 2° and 3° alcohols, thiols, and trimethylsilyl ethers.
2, 4, 6-Trichloro[1, 3, 5] triazine (TT), alcohol, thiol, trimethylsilyl ether, alkyl isocyanate
AKHLAGHINIA, BATOOL and SAMIEI, SIMA (2007) "A New and Convenient Method of Generating Alkyl Isocyanates from Alcohols, Thiols, and Trimethylsilyl Ethers Using a 2,4,6-Trichloro[1,3,5] Triazine/n-Bu_4NOCN," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 31: No. 1, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol31/iss1/5