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Single-Step Synthesis of Pyrimidine Derivatives

Mohammad Movassaghi* and Matthew D. Hill

*Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, Email:

M. Movassaghi, M. D. Hill, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 14254-14255.

DOI: 10.1021/ja066405m (free Supporting Information)

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A single-step conversion of various N-vinyl and N-aryl amides to the corresponding pyrimidine and quinazoline derivatives involves amide activation with 2-chloropyridine and trifluoromethanesulfonic anhydride followed by nitrile addition into the reactive intermediate and cycloisomerization.

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