On the Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Oxidation of Biginelli Compounds: Comparative Study of Dihydropyrimidinone Sand Thiones Oxidation

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Bimal K. Banik
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The University of Texas-Pan American
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On the Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Oxidation of Biginelli Compounds: Comparative Study of Dihydropyrimidinone Sand Thiones Oxidation

Author(s): Pineiro M, Nascimento B. F.O, António M. d'A, Rocha Gonsalves A. M.d'A, Nunes S.C.C and Pais A.A.C.C

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Universityof Coimbra, Rua Larga 3004-535, Coimbra, Portugal.


A small library of twenty-two 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones and twenty-onethiones was synthesized under microwave irradiation using acetic acid as both solvent and catalyst. The oxidation of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones to the corresponding pyrimidin-2(1H)-ones was systematically studiedwith heterogeneous and homogeneous oxidants. Microwave-assisted oxidation using potassium peroxydisulfate in an acetonitrile/water mixture at 100 ºC for 10 minutesproduces the desired compounds in high yields for the majority of the 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones used. The decrease in the reaction yield observed in the case of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones with bulky substituents at the C4 position was rationalized resorting to theoretical calculations. The oxidation of 3,4-dihydropyrimidine-2(1H)-thiones was also extensively studied. Using potassium peroxydisulfateorother powerful oxidants, such as oxone or hydrogen peroxide, pyrimidine-2(1H)-thione was not observed. However, evidence for the formation of this compound was obtained using dichloro-5,6-dicyanobenzoquinone as oxidant under microwave irradiation. Electronic structure calculations indicate the stability of the 1,4-dihydropyrimidinethiol tautomer, which is deemed responsible for the different reactivity of these compounds.

Keywords: Biginelli, electronic calculation, dihydropyrimidines, 3, 4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones, 1, 4-dihydropyrimidine, 1, 4-dihydropyrimidinethiol, 3, 4-dihydropyrimidine-2(1H)-thiones, microwave, monastrol, oxidation, potassium peroxydisulfate, pyrimidin-2(1H)-ones, pyrimidine-2(1H)-thiones, synthesis, tautomers

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Volume: 1
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Last Page: 16
Page Count: 16
DOI: 10.2174/2213335601666140422225203

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