Integrated one-flow synthesis of heterocyclic thioquinazolinones through serial microreactions with two organolithium intermediates

Heejin Kim, Hyune Jea Lee, Dong Pyo Kim

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Abstract

The synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds via short-lived intermediates in a microreactor is attractive, because of the fast flow and high throughput. Additionally, intermediates can be utilized sequentially to efficiently build up a library in a short time. Here we present an integrated microfluidic synthesis of biologically active thioquinazolinone libraries. Generation of o-lithiophenyl isothiocyanate and subsequent reaction with aryl isocyanate is optimized by controlling the residence time in the microreactor to 16 ms at room temperature. Various S-benzylic thioquinazolinone derivatives are synthesized within 10 s in high yields (75-98%) at room temperature. These three-step reactions involve two organolithium intermediates, an isothiocyanate-functionalized aryllithium intermediate, and a subsequent lithium thiolate intermediate. We also demonstrate the gram-scale synthesis of a multifunctionalized thioquinazolinone in the microfluidic device with a high yield (91%) and productivity (1.25 g in 5 min).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1880
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 9
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biologically active compounds
  • Microreactors
  • Organolithium compounds
  • Reactive intermediates
  • Thioquinazolinones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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