A novel route to synthesize libraries of quinoxalines via Petasis methodology in two synthetic operations

Muhammad Ayaz, Justin Dietrich, Christopher Hulme

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This Letter reveals an innovative and facile procedure to prepare quinoxalines in two synthetic steps. The microwave assisted Petasis reaction is followed by the acid mediated unmasking of an internal amino nucleophile, cyclodehydration and oxidation to give collections of quinoxalines in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4821-4823
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 21 2011



  • Intramolecular cyclization
  • Microwave
  • Multicomponent reaction
  • Petasis reaction
  • Quinoxaline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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