Isoxazole Strategy for the Synthesis of 2,2′-Bipyridine Ligands: Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical 6,6′-Binicotinates, 2,2′-Bipyridine-5-carboxylates, and Their Metal Complexes

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Abstract

An effective strategy was developed for the synthesis of new 2,2′-bipyridine ligands, symmetrical and unsymmetrical 6,6′-binicotinates, and 2,2′-bipyridine-5-carboxylates, from 4-propargylisoxazoles. The synthesis of symmetrical 2,2′-disubstituted 6,6′-binicotinates was achieved using the Eglinton reaction of 5-methoxy-4-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)isoxazoles with Cu(OAc) 2 , followed by Fe(NTf 2 ) 2 /Au(NTf 2 )tBuXPhos-catalyzed isomerization of the so-formed mixture of isoxazole/azirine-substituted biacetylenic intermediates. Unsymmetrical 2,2′-disubstituted 6,6′-binicotinates were prepared via a copper-free Sonogashira coupling of 5-methoxy-4-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)isoxazoles with 6-bromonicotinates to give methyl 6-(3-(5-methoxyisoxazol-4-yl)prop-1-ynyl)pyridine-3-carboxylates, followed by a transformation of the propargylisoxazole moiety of the adduct into the pyridine fragment under Fe(II)/Au(I) relay catalysis conditions. 6-(Pyrid-2-yl)nicotinates were synthesized by a Stille-type coupling of 2-(tributylstannyl)pyridine with 6-bromonicotinates. Several cyclopalladated complexes of a new series of 6,6′-binicotinates and 2,2′-bipyridine-5-carboxylates and the homoleptic Cu(I) complex were synthesized in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3524-3536
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume84
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

Keywords

  • ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS
  • FLUORESCENT-PROBE
  • ISOMERIZATION
  • BIPYRIDINE
  • MOLECULES

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