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Acidic task specific ionic liquids catalyzed Groebke-Blackburn-Bienaymé reaction in the synthesis of imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles

Grant number: 17/06628-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Luiz Sidney Longo Junior
Grantee:Nicolas Santos dos Anjos
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil


Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) are highly atom-economic organic transformations defined as processes that involve more than two starting materials combining together to afford a single product in which all atoms of the starting materials (or at least most of them) are incorporated into its structure. Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine is present in several compounds with important biological activities (i.e. antimicrobial, antifungal, anxiolytic (Alpidem) and hypnotic (Zolpidem). This scaffold is easily accessed via the Groebe-Blackburn-Bienaymé (GBB) multicomponent reaction between an isocyanide, an aldehyde and 2-aminopyridine (as well as related amines). So far, several different protocols for GBB multicomponent reaction have been published elsewhere, most of them employing acid catalysts and common solvents under reflux for prolonged reaction time. The main goal of this proposal relies on the study of Bronsted acidic task specific ionic liquids as catalysts the GBB reaction involving 2-aminothiazole, aldehydes and commercially available isocyanides, under conventional or microwave heating, to afford imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles, a privileged scaffold for drug discovery. (AU)

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ANJOS, NICOLAS S.; CHAPINA, AGATA I.; SANTOS, ANA R.; LICENCE, PETER; LONGO, LUIZ S., JR.. Groebke-Blackburn-Bienayme Multicomponent Reaction Catalysed by Reusable Br phi nsted-Acidic Ionic Liquids. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, v. 2022, n. 40, p. 8-pg., . (17/06628-2, 18/15038-7, 19/01314-5)
SANTOS, GABRIELA F. D.; ANJOS, NICOLAS S.; GIBELI, MIGUEL M.; SILVA, GUILHERME A.; FERNANDES, PAMELA C. S.; FIORENTINO, EVERTON S. C.; LONGO JR, LUIZ S.. A Comparative Study on the Groebke-Blackburn-Bienaymé Three-Component Reaction Catalyzed by Rare Earth Triflates under Microwave Heating. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 31, n. 7, p. 1434-1444, . (19/01314-5, 15/11155-0, 17/06628-2)

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