One-pot synthesis of imidazopyridine derivatives

Parenty, A. D. C. and Cronin, L. (2008) One-pot synthesis of imidazopyridine derivatives. Synthesis(9), pp. 1479-1485. (doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1000936)

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Two highly efficient and general one-pot annulation reactions are described for the synthesis of imidazopyridine derivatives (IPs). The two procedures are complementary to each other: Whereas the first one allows the production of simpler IPs, the second leads to IPs with functionalized imidazole moiety. Both methodologies consist of an activation step, which raises the electrophilicity of the N-heterocyclic starting material (i.e., quaternarization of the N-heterocycle), followed by a cascade reaction involving nucleophilic addition, substitution, rearrangement, and oxidation steps. These methodologies can be used in the synthesis of a library of drug-like molecules.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parenty, Mr Alexis and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Parenty, A. D. C., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Synthesis
ISSN (Online):1437-210X

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