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Synthesis of quinazolinones

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An acceptorless coupling of o-aminobenzamides with methanol has been accomplished in the presence of the metal-ligand bifunctional catalyst [Cp*Ir(2,2′-bpyO)(H2O)] to provide quinazolinones in good yields.
F. Li, L. Lu, P. Liu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2580-2583.


CuI/4-hydroxy-l-proline catalyzed coupling of N-substituted o-bromobenzamides with formamide affords 3-substituted quinazolinones at 80░C. Other amides only provided simple coupling products, which can be converted into 2,3-disubstituted quinazolinones via a subsequent HMDS/ZnCl2 mediated condensative cyclization.
L. Xu, Y. Jiang, D. Ma, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 1150-1153.


A copper-catalyzed radical methylation/sp3 C-H amination/oxidation reaction provides quinazolinone via a cascade reaction, in which dicumyl peroxide acts not only as an oxidant but also as an efficient methyl source.
Y. Bao, Y. Yan, K. Xu, J. Su, Z. Zha, Z. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 4736-4742.


A Cu-catalyzed nucleophilic addition of readily available 2-halobenzamides to nitriles followed by SNAr reaction enables a convenient synthesis of quinazolin-4(3H)-ones. The reaction proceeds smoothly in the presence of tBuOK as a base.
X. Yu, L. Gao, L. Jia, Y. Yamamoto, M. Bao, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 10352-10358.


A novel and efficient Cu(I)-catalyzed ligand- and base-free multipathway domino strategy for the synthesis of 2-substituted quinazolinones utilizes TMSN3 as a nitrogen source, 2-bromobenzamide and multiform substrates such as aldehydes, alcohols, and methyl arenes for a one-pot protocol.
K. Upadhyaya, R. K. Thakur, S. K. Shukla, R. P. Tripathi, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 5046-5055.


Molecular iodine catalyzes a metal-free oxidative coupling of 2-aminobenzamides with aryl methyl ketones to yield 2-aryl quinazolin-4(3H)-ones. The selectivity of the reaction strongly depends on the quantity of iodine.
S. Mohammed, R. A. Vishwakarma, S. B. Bharate, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 6915-6921.


A copper-catalyzed tandem reaction of 2-aminobenzamides with tertiary amines provides quinazolinone derivatives. A broad range of substrates reacted under the standard conditions to give the corresponding quinazolinone derivatives in good yields.
W. Xu, X.-R. Zhu, P.-C. Qian, X.-G. Zhang, C.-L. Deng, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2851-2857.


A general and efficient phosphorous acid-catalyzed cyclocondensation of β-ketoesters with o-aminobenzamides provides 2-subsituted quinazolinones via selective C-C bond cleavage under metal- and oxidant-free conditions in excellent yields. This strategy can also be applied to the synthesis of other N-heterocycles, such as benzimidazoles and benzothiazoles.
Z. Li, J. Dong, X. Chen, Q. Li, Y. Zhou, S.-F. Yin, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 9392-9400.


An operational simple palladium-catalyzed three-component reaction of readily available 2-aminobenzamides, aryl halides, and tert-butyl isocyanide efficiently constructs quinazolin-4(3H)-ones in good yields via a palladium-catalyzed isocyanide insertion/cyclization sequence.
X. Jiang, T. Tang, J.-M. Wang, Z. Chen, Y.-M. Zhu, S.-J. Ji, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 5082-5087.


A palladium-catalyzed oxidative three-component coupling of easily accessible N-substituted anthranilamides with isocyanides and arylboronic acids provides 2,3-disubstituted quinazolinones with a wide substrate scope and good functional group tolerance.
C. Qian, K. Liu, S.-W. Tao, F.-L. Zhang, Y.-M. Zhu, S.-L. Yang, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 9201-9209.


A copper-catalyzed synthesis of quinazolinones from easily available 2-arylindoles and amines or ammonium provided various quinazolinones in very good yields. This simple and mild reaction tolerates a broad range of functional groups.
Y. Feng, Y. Li, G. Cheng, L. Wang, X. Cui, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 7099-7107.


A synergetic tert-butyl hydroperoxide/K3PO4-promoted oxidative cyclization enables a facile synthesis of various functionalized quinazolin-4(3H)-ones from commercially available isatins and amidine hydrochlorides at room temperature.
F.-C. Jia, Z.-W. Zhou, C. Xu, Y.-D. Wu, A.-X. Wu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2942-2945.


A microwave-assisted method for the palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of quinazolin-4-one has been developed under copper-assistance. This method is applicable to a wide range of aryl iodides and substituted (2H)-quinazolin-4-ones. This protocol provides a simple and efficient way to synthesize biologically relevant 2-arylquinazolin-4-one backbones.
S. Laclef, M. Harari, J. Godeau, I. Schmitz-Afonso, L. Bischoff, C. Hoarau, V. Levacher, C. Fruit, T. Besson, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1700-1703.


Macroporous Amberlyst A26 OH catalyzes a selective hydration of nitriles to primary amides as well as a base-catalyzed synthesis of 2-substituted 4(1H)-quinazolinones via reaction of 2-aminobenzonitrile with carbonyl compounds in H2O-EtOH.
F. Tamaddon, F. Pouramini, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1127-1131.


A transition-metal-free, K2S2O8-mediated intramolecular oxidative nitrogenation/oxygenation of C(sp3)-H in N-aryl benzylic amines followed by oxidation at the benzylic center provides an expedient access to quinazolin-4(3H)-ones, N-aryl-2-arylbenzimidazoles, and 4H-3,1-benzoxazin-4-ones.
J. K. Laha, K. S. S. Tummalapalli, A. Nair, N. Patel, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 11351-11359.


In a simple one-pot procedure for the preparation of 2-(het)arylquinazolin-4(3H)-ones from readily available 2-nitrobenzamides and aryl aldehydes, sodium dithionite is used as the reducing agent for the nitro group. Sodium dithionite also decomposes in aqueous N,N-dimethylformamide under air to form sulfur dioxide, which is the oxidant in the final oxidation step that leads to the desired heterocyclic compounds.
A. H. Romero, J. Salazar, S. E. Lˇpez, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2043-2050.


Copper(I) bromide catalyzes a domino reaction of alkyl halides and anthranilamides under air to afford 2-substituted quinazolin-4(3H)-ones in good to excellent yields and with wide functional group tolerance. A mechanism via a four-step domino reaction is proposed.
H. Wei, T. Li, Y. Zhou, L. Zhou, Q. Zeng, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 3349-3354.


Cyclization of 2-aminobenzamides and aldehydes catalyzed by p-toluenesulfonic acid followed by an efficient PIDA-mediated oxidative dehydrogenation enables the synthesis of various 4(3H)-quinazolinones - including quinazolinones bearing an N-alkoxy substituent. The method offers mild reaction conditions.
R. Cheng, T. Guo, D. Zhang-Negrerie, Y. Du, K. Zhao, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2998-3006.


Key to a facile synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin-4(3H)-ones is a tandem strategy involving introduction of a 2-substituent and construction of the quinazolinone framework via C-nucleophilic addition to a carbodiimide cumulenic carbon followed by intramolecular nucleophilic substitution by the newly formed NH moiety at the proximal ester group.
H. Nakano, N. Kutsumura, T. Saito, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 3179-3184.


The iron(III) chloride catalyzed reaction of isatoic anhydride with various amidoxime derivatives enables a simple and highly efficient synthesis of 2-substituted quinazolin-4(3H)-ones. The conversion of several aryl and alkyl amidoximes demonstrates the scope of the methodology.
R. Mekala, R. Akula, R. R. Karmaju, C. K. Bannoth, S. Regati, J. Sarva, Synlett, 2014, 25, 821-826.


Benzyl halides, that are first oxidized to aldehydes under mild Kornblum conditions, undergo a three-component reaction with isatoic anhydride and primary amines to produce 4(3H)-quinazolinones in excellent yields.
M. Adib, E. Sheikhi, H. R. Bijanzadeh, Synlett, 2012, 23, 85-88.


In a convenient one-pot sequential cascade synthesis of 2-trifluoromethylquinazolin-4(3H)-ones, trifluoroacetic acid serves as inexpensive and readily available CF3 source. Condensation of anthranilic acids with TFA in the presence of T3P followed by condensation with amines provides the desired products in good yield.
S. Almeida, R. Marti, E. Vanoli, S. Abele, S. Tortoioli, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 5104-5113.


A convenient and efficient synthesis of 2-aminoquinazolin-4(3H)-ones and N1-substituted 2-aminoquinazolin-4(1H)-ones proceeds via carbonylative coupling of readily available ortho-iodoanilines with cyanamide followed by in situ ring closure of an N-cyanobenzamide intermediate. The products were easily isolated by precipitation in good yields for a wide range of substrates.
L. ┼kerbladh, L. R. Odell, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2966-2973.