A concise one-pot three-component reaction that affords fluorescent indolizines, benzo[d]pyrrolo[2,1-b]thiazoles, and pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazines is reported. The methodology involves the formation of a heterocyclic 1-aza-1,3-diene derived from a Knoevenagel condensation between an aldehyde and 2-methyl-ene-cyano aza-heterocycles, followed by [4 + 1] cycloaddition of acetyl cyanide behaving as a non-classical isocyanide replacement.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry