Synthesis of multiply arylated pyridines

Takashi Asako, Wakana Hayashi, Kazuma Amaike, Shin Suzuki, Kenichiro Itami, Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi*

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We have achieved a synthesis of multiply arylated pyridines by using a [4 + 2] cycloaddition of 2,4-diaryl-5-chloroxazoles and cinnamic acids as a key reaction. The resulting hydroxytriarylpyridines can be derivatized into triarylpyridines, tetraarylpyridines and pentaarylpyridines by sequential cross-couplings. This synthetic method allows for facile and rapid access to highly arylated pyridines with different aryl substituents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3669-3676
Number of pages8
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Cross-coupling
  • Heterocyclic compound
  • Palladium
  • Pyridine
  • Ring transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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