Synfacts 2011(9): 0960-0960  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1261020
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Modular Synthesis of Conjugated Imidazole-Based Oligomers

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Sébastien Rochat
A. R. Siamak, M. Sakalauskas, B. A. Arndtsen*
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Publication Date:
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.