Silver Benzoate Facilitates the Copper-Catalyzed C–N Coupling of Iodoazoles with Aromatic Nitrogen Heterocycles
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.1c00458
In the literature, C-N coupling methods for the reaction of iodo-oxazole with 2-pyridinone were found to be low yielding. C-N coupling using silver benzoate additives with CuI catalysts and 4,7-dimethoxy-1,10-phenanthroline ligands has been developed to afford synthetically useful yields of the desired heterobicycle product. The reaction conditions are applied to the coupling of a range of iodo-heterocycles with 2-pyridinone. The coupling of a variety of NH-containing heterocycles with 4-iodo-oxazole is also demonstrated. The use of 2-, 4-, or 5-iodo-oxazole allows for the coupling of pyridinone to each oxazole position.