An IBX/NIS-induced intramolecular oxidative annulation of Mannich-type substrates is reported. This metal-free approach involving iodination, NH-oxidation, intramolecular C-N bond formation, and retro-Claisen-Schmidt sequence provides the construction of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine, imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine as well as imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazine frameworks with yields up to 93%. In addition, a sequential one-pot process is also presented.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry