Metal-Free Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of Heterocycles with Aldehydes

Authors

  • Dr. Kiran Matcha,

    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Physiologie, Abteilung Chemische Biologie, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund (Germany)
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  • Dr. Andrey P. Antonchick

    Corresponding author
    1. Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Physiologie, Abteilung Chemische Biologie, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund (Germany)
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Physiologie, Abteilung Chemische Biologie, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund (Germany)
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  • We gratefully acknowledge Prof. Dr. H. Waldmann for his generous support.

Abstract

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A range of heterocyclic compounds were synthesized by a novel, metal-free cross-dehydrogenative coupling between heterocycles and aldehydes under mild reaction conditions that are not sensitive to moisture. The products are formed smoothly and regioselectively at room temperature by a hypervalent iodine mediated transformation. This method has a broad substrate scope and was used in the highly efficient, one-step synthesis of natural products.

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