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A13529 4-Methylbenzenesulphonylhydrazide, 98%

CAS Number
4-Methylbenzenesulfonyl hydrazide

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A13529-14 25g 23.50
A13529-22 100g 46.00
A13529-36 500g 170.00
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4-Methylbenzenesulphonylhydrazide, 98%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water, alcohol.


p-Toluenesulfonyl hydrazide is used as a reagent for the preparation of tosylhydrazones. It was used to prepare dipyrazolo[1,5-a:4?,3?-c]pyridines and 1,2,3-selenadiazole derivatives.


Store away from strong oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

Literature References

Robert O. Hutchins.; Bruce Maryanoff.; Cynthia Milewski. Selective reduction of aliphatic ketones and aldehydes to hydrocarbons with sodium cyanoborohydride and p-toluenesulfonyl hydrazide in dimethylformamide-sulfolane. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1971, 93, (7), 1793-1794.

Panagiotis Dounis.; James Feast, W. A route to low polydispersity linear and star polyethylenes via ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Polymer. 1996, 37, (12), 2547-2554.

Precursor of the versatile synthetic intermediates, tosylhydrazones. For a brief feature on tosylhydrazones, see: Synlett, 1844 (1999). Preparation using AcOH rather than mineral acid was found to reduce azine formation: Synthesis, 957 (1984).

Several simple methods are known for cleavage of tosylhydrazones, including:

Exchange with refluxing acetone: J. Org. Chem., 40, 3302 (1975); acetone/ BF3 etherate: Synthesis, 456 (1976); Amberlyst® 15 in aqueous acetone: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 2563 (1988).

Reduction of tosylhydrazones to alkanes by NaBH4 is a mild alternative to the Clemmensen and Wolff-Kishner methods: Chem. Ind. (London), 153, 1689 (1964). NaBH4 in AcOH is a more selective system: J. Org. Chem., 43, 2299 (1978). For reduction of a steroidal ketone by catecholborane, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 293 (1988). Aliphatic tosylhydrazones are also reduced to methylenes by NaBH3CN, effective even for hindered ketones. For a study of the mechanism of this reduction, see: J. Org. Chem., 54, 4175 (1989).

Reaction of tosylhydrazones with base leads to alkenes (Bamford-Stevens reaction): J. Chem. Soc., 4735 (1952). Dianion formation from the tosylhydrazone with an alkyllithium or LDA results in a vinyllithium intermediate, which, on protonation, also gives the alkene (Shapiro-Heath reaction). With unsymmetrical tosylhydrazones, this is a useful synthesis of the less-substituted of the two possible alkenes: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 89, 5734 (1967); J. Org. Chem., 43, 1404 (1978):

For a reviews of the Bamford-Stevens, Shapiro-Heath and related reactions, see: Org. React., 23, 405 (1976); 39, 1 (1990). For an example (bornene: 63-66% yield from camphor tosylhydrazone and MeLi), see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 172 (1988).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H242-H301-H319

Heating may cause a fire. Toxic if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P220-P234-P264b-P270-P280-P301+P310-P305+P351+P338-P330-P337+P313-P370+P378q-P375-P380-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Keep only in original container. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Evacuate area. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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