Catalyst free, C-3 functionalization of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines to rapidly access new chemical space for drug discovery efforts

Naresh Gunaganti, Anupreet Kharbanda, Naga Rajiv Lakkaniga, Lingtian Zhang, Rose Cooper, Hong Yu Li, Brendan Frett

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Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) are robust tools for the rapid synthesis of complex, small molecule libraries for use in drug discovery and development. By utilizing MCR chemistry, we developed a protocol to functionalize the C-3 position of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine through a three component, decarboxylation reaction involving imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine, glyoxalic acid, and boronic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12954-12957
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number92
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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