An expeditious approach to access 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-ol from 2-amino pyridine through a novel Petasis based cascade reaction

Yuanxiang Wang, Biswajit Saha, Fang Li, Brendan Frett, Hong Yu Li

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An expeditious cascade protocol for the synthesis of functionalized imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-ols was developed based on the Petasis reaction. With the availability of commercial reagents and high efficiency in expanding molecule diversity, this methodology is superior to the existing procedures for the synthesis of imidazo-pyridin-3-ol analogues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1284
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2014



  • 2-Arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-3-ol
  • Cascade reaction
  • MCR
  • Petasis reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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