ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Chemoselective synthesis of 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazoles in lactic acid without additive
Zhi-Yu Yu, Jia Zhou, Qiu-Sheng Fang, Ling Chen, and Zhi-Bin Song
State Key Laboratory of Functional Small Organic Molecules, Ministry of Education and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
Abstract: Lactic acid is recognised as a biocompatible medium for the chemoselective synthesis of the 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazole scaffold via a direct one-pot cyclocondensation of o-phenylenediamine with aldehydes. Various 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazole derivatives were successfully synthesised with high selectivity with good to excellent yields without any additional catalyst or additive. Most products could be isolated by a simple filtration after completion of the reactions. Satisfactory results were also obtained from multi-gram scale reactions.
Keywords: chemoselective – 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazoles – lactic acid – green synthesis
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Chemical Papers 70 (9) 1293–1298 (2016)