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α-Azido aldehydes can be employed in Passerini reactions with isocyanides and various propiolic acids to afford the three-component adducts in moderate to good yields. These compounds undergo a straightforward azide-alkyne dipolar cycloaddition to furnish triazolo-fused dihydrooxazinones.
The synthesis of new conformationally biased cyclic pentapeptides, incorporating the RGD sequence, and built around a tetrahydroazoninone scaffold, is reported. They exhibit interesting activity towards integrin alphaVbeta3 and a remarkable selectivity in comparison with integrin alphaVbeta5.
The reaction of isocyanides with electron deficient alkynes has been first reported in 1969, about ten years after the first reports on the famous Ugi four component reaction. However it took about thirty years to realise that the zwitterionic intermediate originating from interaction of the two species could be trapped by a third component, thus giving the… (More)
Azidobenzaldehydes can be used in Passerini three-component condensations to synthesize small collections of triazolo-fused heterocycles in an efficient and combinatorial fashion upon post-condensation azide–alkyne cycloadditions. Triazolo-fused benzoxazepinones were obtained in moderate to good overall yields with a concise two-step protocol.… (More)
A convergent approach to highly functionalized 3-hydroxyisoquinolines is reported. The key steps are an Ugi multicomponent reaction and a subsequent intramolecular reductive Heck reaction; these can also be performed as a one-pot procedure. The structures display very interesting properties as blue-fluorescence emitters. Photophysical studies on the… (More)
An operationally simple protocol for the synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzo[f][1,4]oxazepin-3-ones, based on an Ugi reaction of an ortho-(benzyloxy)benzylamine, glycolic acid, an isocyanide and an aldehyde, followed by an intramolecular Mitsunobu substitution was developed. The required ortho-(benzyloxy)benzylamines have been in situ generated from the… (More)
Multicomponent reactions are often recognized for their efficiency and convergency, if compared with multistep organic synthesis. Nevertheless, we here demonstrate that a four-step-one-pot approach (named OPHA strategy for the initials of the four steps involved) is not only able to afford compounds that could not be obtained by an alkylative Passerini… (More)
We report on the use of a diversity oriented synthesis (DOS) approach that resulted in the generation of a set of libraries of compounds presenting novel structural cores. These chemical cores have been employed to design potential antagonists of the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-x(L) through reiterated steps of molecular docking calculations followed by… (More)
We have synthesised a novel oxanorbornene β-aminoacid derivative and employed it in a stereoselective Ugi reaction. Hypothesis regarding the mechanism taking place during the reaction have been made and validated through the determination of the relative and absolute configuration of the Ugi adducts. Use of the correct choice of solvents can increase… (More)