Elaborating On Heterocycles | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 27 | p. 41 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 6, 2015

Elaborating On Heterocycles

Organic Synthesis: Borylated dicarbonyl intermediates yield new borylated pyrrole, furan, and pyridazine building blocks
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: heterocycles, organic synthesis, N-methyliminodiacetic acid, MIDA

Researchers have created an unexpectedly stable set of borylated dicarbonyl compounds that react to form borylated heterocyclic molecules that were previously difficult or impossible to make and that could be useful as building blocks in organic synthesis. The borylated dicarbonyls have multiple reactive groups in close proximity, leading chemists to think they would break down too quickly to be useful as reaction intermediates. But Andrei K. Yudin of the University of Toronto and coworkers have found they are stable and can undergo double condensations that result in heterocyclic ring formation (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201504271). The researchers make the dicarbonyl intermediates by combining photoredox catalysis and organocatalysis to couple brominated ketones with an N-methyliminodiacetic acid (MIDA)-boryl aldehyde. The stable dicarbonyls in turn react with nucleophiles to form MIDA-boryl pyrroles, furans, and pyridazines.

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A new reaction combines a MIDA-boryl aldehyde and brominated ketones to make previously hard-to-access borylated heterocycles, such as borylated pyridazines.
A reaction scheme.
 
A new reaction combines a MIDA-boryl aldehyde and brominated ketones to make previously hard-to-access borylated heterocycles, such as borylated pyridazines.
 
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Comments
Alexandre Bouillon (August 2, 2015 2:04 PM)
Salut Alex,

Peut-être n'auras-tu plus besoin de ce type d'info...
Félicitation pour ton nouveau job. Cela a l'air tres prometteur.
Ou seras-tu basé dans le futur ?

Amitiés

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