A Facile FeCl3/I2-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling Reaction: Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Imidazoles from Amidines and Chalcones
Yuelu Zhu, Cheng Li, Jidong Zhang, Mengyao She, Wei Sun, Kerou Wan, Yaqi Wang, Bin Yin, Ping Liu and Jianli Li*
*Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education and College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an Shaanxi 710127, P. R. China, Email: lijianlinwu.edu.cn
Y. Zhu, C. Li, J. Zhang, M. She, W. Sun, K. Wan, Y. Wang, B. Yin, P. Liu, J. Li, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3872-3875.
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A convenient and efficient FeCl3/I2-catalyzed aerobic oxidative coupling of amidines and chalcones provides tetrasubstituted imidazoles in high regioselectivity and yields. The reaction offers good functional group tolerance, and mild reaction conditions.
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