European Journal of Chemistry

Synthesis and optimization of methyl 5-acetyl-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-4-(substituent benzylidene)pyridine-3-carboxylate

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Rui Dong Liu
Jian Zhang


Two 1,4-dihydro-Hantzsch pyridine derivatives were synthesized by three steps. In the condensation step, the reaction time can be shortened to 1.5 h through using H2SO4-acetic anhydride system as a catalyst rather than the acetic acid-piperidine systemin the cyclization step, the reaction time was shortened from 20 h in ethanol to 15 h in polar aprotic solvent, and the yield of two products also was increased from 43.3% and 39.7% in traditional solvent to 93.2% and 90.1% in polar aprotic solvent.


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Liu, R. D.; Zhang, J. Synthesis and Optimization of Methyl 5-Acetyl-1,4-Dihydro-2,6-Dimethyl-4-(substituent benzylidene)pyridine-3-Carboxylate. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2, 308-310.

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