DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588538
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N-Arylation of Heterocycles by a Tandem Aza-Michael Addition Reaction and Aromatization Sequence

Santhosh Kumar Chittimalla*, Srinuvasu Nakka, Manikandan Koodalingam, Chennakesavulu Bandi
  • Medicinal Chemistry Department, AMRI Singapore Research Centre, 61 Science Park Road, #05-01, The Galen, Science Park II, Singapore 117525, Singapore   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 02 June 2017

Accepted after revision: 13 July 2017

Publication Date:
17 August 2017 (eFirst)


Cyclohexa-2,4-dien-1-one derivatives, upon reaction with N-heterocycles in the presence of scandium(III) triflate, underwent a tandem Michael addition reaction followed by aromatization of the ­Michael adduct generated in situ to give N-aryl heterocycles in good yields. Because of the ready accessibility of variously substituted cyclohexa-2,4-dien-1-ones, a range of N-aryl heterocycles have become available.

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