Synthesis of polyheterocyclic pyrrolo[3,4-b]pyridin-5-ones via a one-pot (Ugi-3CR/aza diels-alder/N-acylation/aromatization/SN2) process. A suitable alternative towards novel Aza-analogues of falipamil

Angel Zamudio-Medina, Ailyn N. García-González, Genesis K. Herrera-Carrillo, Daniel Zárate-Zárate, Adriana Benavides-Macías, Joaquín Tamariz, Ilich A. Ibarra, Alejandro Islas-Jácome, Eduardo González-Zamora

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© 2018 by the authors. We describe the one-pot synthesis of twenty polyheterocyclic pyrrolo[3,4-b]pyridin-5-ones via a cascade process (Ugi-3CR/aza Diels-Alder/N-acylation/aromatization) in 20 to 95% overall yields, as well as four pharmacologically promising analogues via an improved cascade process (Ugi-3CR/aza Diels-Alder/N-acylation/aromatization/S N 2): two piperazine-linked pyrrolo[3,4b]pyridin-5-ones in 33 and 34%, and a couple of Falipamil aza-analogues in 30 and 35% overall yields. It is worth highlighting the good substrate scope found, because final products are furnished with alkyl, aryl, and heterocyclic substituents. The use of chain-ring tautomerizable isocyanides (as key reagents for the Ugi-type three component reaction) allowed for a rapid and efficient assembly of the polysubstituted oxindoles, which were used in situ toward the complex products, conferring features like robustness, sustainability, and the one-pot approach to this synthetic methodology.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


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