Unexpected Synthesis of 5,6-Dihydropyridin-2(1H)-ones by a Domino Ugi/Aldol/Hydrolysis Reaction Starting from Baylis-Hillman Phosphonium Salts.


A one-pot synthetic approach to 5,6-dihydropyridin-2(1H)-ones has been developed using a domino process involving Ugi, aldol, and hydrolysis reactions, starting with Baylis-Hillman phosphonium salts, primary amines, isocyanides, and arylglyoxals. 
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00849


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