Programmed synthesis of arylthiazoles through sequential C-H couplings

Satoshi Tani, Takahiro N. Uehara, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kenichiro Itami*

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A programmed synthesis of privileged arylthiazoles via sequential C-H couplings catalyzed by palladium or nickel catalysts has been accomplished. This versatile protocol can supply all possible arylthiazole substitution patterns (2-aryl, 4-aryl, 5-aryl, 2,4-diaryl, 2,5-diaryl, 4,5-diaryl, and 2,4,5-triaryl) from an unfunctionalized thiazole platform by 11 distinct synthetic routes. We have generated over 150 arylthiazoles by using this methodology. We have applied this method to the rapid synthesis of fatostatin (SREBP inhibitor), and the gram-scale synthesis of triarylthiazoles has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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