A practical two-step synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines from N-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)pyridin-2-amines

David Sucunza, Abdelouahid Samadi, Mourad Chioua, Daniel B. Silva, Cristina Yunta, Lourdes Infantes, M. Carmo Carreiras, Elena Soriano, José Marco-Contelles

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The Sandmeyer reaction of differently C-2 substituted N-(prop-2-yn-1-ylamino)pyridines is an efficient, mild, new and practical method for the stereospecific synthesis of (E)-exo-halomethylene bicyclic pyridones bearing the imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine heterocyclic ring system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5043-5045
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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