Direct oxidative deamination of glyoxal-derived Ugi-azide and Ugi three-component reaction products readily affords vicinal tricarbonyls (α,β-diketoamides) and α,β-diketotetrazoles with two diversity elements. This significant extension of our previously described multicomponent reaction-oxidative deamination methodology is proposed to proceed through a mechanistically distinct SeO2-mediated C-N oxidation derived from an active enol of α-amino-β-ketone systems, effectively an aza-Riley oxidation. This methodology accesses diverse VTC systems from prototypical amines, glyoxaldehydes, and isocyanide building blocks in a mere two steps.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry