Tromethamine organocatalyzed efficient tandem-multicomponent synthesis of new thiazolyl-4-thiazolidinones in aqueous medium

The catalytic potential of tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tromethamine) has been assessed for the one pot three component tandem reaction involving a thiazolylmethoxy phenyl/aromatic carboxaldehyde, substituted amines and thioglycolic acid to form new thiazolyl-4-thiazolidinones and known substituted-4-thiazolidinones. This strategy involves the use of tromethamine as a reusable promoter and water as an eco-friendly reaction medium. The merits of this protocol are high atom economy, mild reaction conditions, good yields of desired products in short reaction times, and reusable reaction medium. The generality and functional tolerance of this convergent and environmentally benign method is demonstrated.