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Note | Regular issue | Vol 63, No. 7, 2004, pp.1629-1635
Published online, 21st May, 2004
DOI: 10.3987/COM-04-10069
Synthesis of a New Imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-5-one via a Vicarious Nucleophilic Substitution of Hydrogen

Maxime D. Crozet, Clément Suspène, Mustapha Kaafarani, Michel P. Crozet, and Patrice Vanelle*

*Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, CNRS UMR, University of the Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille 2), 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille cedex 5, France


A new imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-5-one was prepared in five steps from 4(5)-nitro-1H-imidazole via a vicarious nucleophilic substitution of hydrogen of 1-benzyl-4-nitro-1H-imidazole with the carbanion generated from chloroform and potassium tert-butoxide. Hydrolysis of 1-benzyl-5-dichloromethyl-4-nitro-1H-imidazole and Knoevenagel condensation between the resulting aldehyde and diethyl malonate catalyzed by titanium(IV) chloride gave the corresponding 4-nitroimidazole bearing at 4 position the diethyl methylenemalonate group.Å@Reduction and cyclization afforded the required ethyl 1-benzyl-5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-6-carboxylate.