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Modular Synthesis of Conjugated Imidazole-Based Oligomers
A. R. Siamak, M. Sakalauskas, B. A. Arndtsen*
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
19 August 2011 (online)
An innovative procedure for the synthesis of imidazole-based oligomers is presented. The multicomponent, one-pot reaction combines two different imines and an acyl chloride in the presence of carbon monoxide and a palladium catalyst. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions and affords moderate to good yields of the target compounds.