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A group of functionalized oxazoles were synthesized in moderate to good yields from enamides via phenyliodine diacetate (PIDA)-mediated intramolecular cyclization. The main advantageous features of the present method include its broad substrate scope and the heavy-metal-free characteristic of the oxidative carbon-oxygen bond formation process.
The series of 3-monofunctionalized 2-oxindoles 2 were conveniently synthesized from reactions between anilide 1 and phenyliodine(III) diacetate (PIDA) through hypervalent iodine mediated C(sp2)–C(sp2) bond formation followed by a subsequent deacylation reaction. This metal-free method, shown to provide direct access to an important oxindole intermediate,… (More)
Malignant neoplasms exhibit a higher rate of glycolysis than normal cells; this is known as the Warburg effect. To target it, a galactose-conjugated (trans-R,R-cyclohexane-1,2-diamine)-2-chloromalonato-platinum(II) complex (Gal-Pt) was designed, synthesized, and evaluated in five human cancer cell lines and against two different xenograft tumour models.… (More)
An intramolecular C(sp(3))-O bond formation has been achieved via PhI(OAc)2/NaN3-mediated oxygenation of N,N-diaryl tertiary amines. The appealing features of this method include mild reaction conditions, absence of heavy-metal catalysts, and the direct intramolecular functionalization of sp(3) C-H bonds adjacent to nitrogen.
The reaction of the readily available N-methyl-N-phenylcinnamamides with phenyliodine bis(trifluoroacetate) (PIFA) in the presence of Lewis acids provides a general and efficient assembly of a variety of 3-arylquinolin-2-one compounds. This novel approach features not only metal-free oxidative C(sp(2))-C(sp(2)) bond formation but also an exclusive 1,2-aryl… (More)
New compounds involving the biologically important 1,4-benzodiazepine skeleton were conveniently constructed from 2-(arylamino)benzamides through PhI(OAc)2-mediated oxidative C–N bond formation. The attractive features of this new synthetic strategy include mild reaction conditions, the heavy-metal-free characteristic of the oxidative coupling process, and… (More)
The reaction of phenyliodine bis(trifluoroacetate) (PIFA) with a series of anilides 1 (E = CO(2)Et) in CF(3)CH(2)OH was found to give 3-hydroxy-2-oxindole derivatives 2, while that with various anilides 1' (E = CON(R(4))Ar) afforded the C(2)-symmetric or unsymmetric spirooxindoles 3. These processes feature a metal-free oxidative C(sp(2))-C(sp(3)) bond… (More)
A series of indoloquinolinones bearing different aromatic substitutents were readily synthesized starting from an aryl amine, a methyl 3-oxo-3-phenylpropanoate derivative, and methoxylamine through a series of reactions of coupling/enamination, oxidative annulation, a one-pot sequence of N-alkylation, saponification and methoxyamidation, and final… (More)
An unusual cascade reaction featuring annulation of diarylalkyne sulfonamides to form 5,10-dihydroindolo[3,2-b]indoles has been realized with Cu(OAc)2 as the sole oxidant. This unprecedented process encompasses two sequential C-N bond formations, allowing for an efficient synthesis of the biologically important indoloindole derivatives.
A novel method for constructing the hemiaminal ether framework under metal-free conditions has been developed. It involves direct organocatalytic amination of alkyl ethers through intermolecular oxidative C(sp(3))-N bond formation, with t-BuOOH being the oxidant and n-Bu4NI as the catalyst.