Electro-organic synthesis of tetrahydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-5(1H)-one via a multicomponent reaction

  • Mohammad Reza Asghariganjeh
  • Ali Asghar MohammadiEmail author
  • Elham Tahanpesar
  • Ayeh Rayatzadeh
  • Somayeh Makarem
Short Communication


Electro-synthesis through a one-pot three-component condensation of corresponding aldehydes, Meldrum’s acid, and 2-(nitromethylene)imidazolidine resulted in a series of novel tetrahydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-5(1H)-one derivatives containing an electronegative pharmacophore (=CNO2). The process was carried out in propanol medium with sodium bromide presented as electrolyte, inside an undivided cell with good to excellent yields. As a powerful entry into fused polycyclic structures related to bioactive heterocycles, this green protocol shows great potential.

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Electro-organic synthesis Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine Multicomponent reaction 2-(Nitromethylene)imidazolidine Meldrum’s acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Khuzestan Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityAhvazIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Ahvaz BranchIslamic Azad UniversityAhvazIran
  3. 3.Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI)TehranIran
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry, Karaj BranchIslamic Azad UniversityKarajIran

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