Copper/l-proline-catalyzed synthesis of 5-amino-2,3-diphenylimidazo[2,1-a]isoquinolines in the presence of Cs2CO3
Malononitrile underwent α-arylation with 2-(2-bromophenyl)-4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazole to give a subsequent nucleophilic addition and dehydration products of 5-amino-2,3-diphenylimidazo[2,1-a]isoquinoline-6-carbonitriles catalyzed by CuI/l-proline. Under the same reaction conditions, this novel procedure had a good chemoselectivity in cyanacetates for the efficient synthesis of 5-aminoimidazo[2,1-a]isoquinoline-6-carboxylate derivatives in good yields.
KeywordsImidazoisoquinoline α-Arylation CuI Synthesis
This work was financially supported by NSFC of China (No. 21702078), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Higher Education Institution (17KJA150003), the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher education Institution, and TAPP.