Chemodivergent synthesis of: N -(pyridin-2-yl)amides and 3-bromoimidazo[1,2- a] pyridines from α-bromoketones and 2-aminopyridines

Yanpeng Liu, Lixue Lu, Haipin Zhou, Feijie Xu, Cong Ma, Zhangjian Huang, Jinyi Xu, Shengtao Xu

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N-(Pyridin-2-yl)amides and 3-bromoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines were synthesized respectively from α-bromoketones and 2-aminopyridine under different reaction conditions. N-(Pyridin-2-yl)amides were formed in toluene via C-C bond cleavage promoted by I2 and TBHP and the reaction conditions were mild and metal-free. Whereas 3-bromoimidazopyridines were obtained in ethyl acetate via one-pot tandem cyclization/bromination when only TBHP was added, the cyclization to form imidazopyridines was promoted by the further bromination, no base was needed, and the versatile 3-bromoimidazopyridines could be further transferred to other skeletons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34671-34676
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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