(Z)-Stereoselective Synthesis of Mono- and Bis-heterocyclic Benzimidazol-2-ones via Cascade Processes Coupled with the Ugi Multicomponent Reaction

Zhigang Xu, Guillermo Martinez-Ariza, Alexandra P. Cappelli, Sue A. Roberts, Christopher Hulme

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Abstract

Several novel cascade reactions are herein reported that enable access to a variety of unique mono- and bis-heterocyclic scaffolds. The sequence of cascade events are mediated through acid treatment of an Ugi adduct that affords 1,5-benzodiazepines which subsequently undergo an elegant rearrangement to deliver (E)-benzimidazolones, which through acid-promoted tautomerization convert to their corresponding (Z)-isomers. Moreover, a variety of heterocycles tethered to (Z)-benzimidazole-2-ones are also accessible through similar domino-like processes, demonstrating a general strategy to access significantly new scaffold diversity, each containing four points of potential diversification. Final structures of five scaffolds have been definitively proven by X-ray crystallography.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages9007-9015
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume80
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2015

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(Z)-Stereoselective Synthesis of Mono- and Bis-heterocyclic Benzimidazol-2-ones via Cascade Processes Coupled with the Ugi Multicomponent Reaction. / Xu, Zhigang; Martinez-Ariza, Guillermo; Cappelli, Alexandra P.; Roberts, Sue A.; Hulme, Christopher.

In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 80, No. 18, 18.09.2015, p. 9007-9015.

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