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Access to Indole- And Pyrrole-Fused Diketopiperazines via Tandem Ugi-4CR/Intramolecular Cyclization and Its Regioselective Ring-Opening by Intermolecular Transamidation

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posted on 2016-02-20, 06:01 authored by Shashi Pandey, Shahnawaz Khan, Awantika Singh, Harsh M. Gauniyal, Brijesh Kumar, Prem M. S. Chauhan
An efficient approach for the synthesis of indole- and pyrrole-fused diketopiperazines has been developed. This protocol involves the Ugi four-component reaction (U-4CR) followed by an intramolecular cyclization of the Ugi products at room temperature to afford the desired products in good to excellent yields. In addition, it is interesting to report the subsequent regioselective ring-opening of diketopiperazine unit occurring via an intermolecular transamidation reaction under mild condition, resulting in the formation of highly functionalized indole-2-carboxamides and pyrrole-2-carboxamides.