Peculiarities of copper(I)- and palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of terminal alkynes with vicinal amino- and (N-acetylamino)-iodopyrazoles. Synthesis of alkynylaminopyrazoles

Eugene V. Tretyakov, David W. Knight, Sergei F. Vasilevsky

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A number of vicinal amino- and (N-acetylamino)-alkylpyrazoles have been synthesized by cross-coupling reactions of iodopyrazoles with alk-1-ynes using a combination of Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 and CuI as catalyst in Et3N or with copper acetylides. The latter Stephens - Castro reaction of copper acetylides with these amino- and (N-acetylamino)-iodopyrazoles was established as a common method for the preparation of (N-acetylamino)alkynylpyrazoles. The Pd/Cu-catalyzed cross-coupling of iodopyrazoles (Sonogashira reaction) with alk-1-ynes bearing electron-releasing substituents was unsuitable for the synthesis of alkynylpyrazoles: 3- and 5-iodopyrazoles were unreactive but, in the case of 4-iodo derivatives, reductive deiodination, accompanied by homocoupling of the alk-1-yne component, was the only reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3713-3720
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes


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