A C-H activation reaction was developed using imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine adducts via an AgOAc-mediated, Pd catalyzed intramolecular cyclization. The reaction was optimized and extensively explored using the Ugi/azide MCR as a tool to rapidly broaden substrate scope. Title compounds were screened against a cancer cell panel, and 6af exhibited selective, antiproliferative activity against the MCF-7 (breast cancer) cell line. This C-H activation methodology can be utilized to rapidly reach new chemical-space for drug discovery.
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- Organic Chemistry