Selective functionalization of pyridines and diazines via nucleophilic addition to heterocyclic phosphonium salts
Nitrogen heterocycles, specifically pyridines and pyrimidines, are common motifs found in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials. Site-selective functionalization of these azines are highly sought after for medicinal chemistry purposes. It has previously been found in our lab that heterocyclic phosphonium salts can potentially serve as a useful functional handle to selectively functionalize these valuable scaffolds. This work describes the utility of heterocyclic phosphonium salts as electrophiles to selectively form C-O, C-S, C-N and C-Se bonds in a diverse range of pyridines and diazines. ...
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