Described herein are copper-catalysed N-C heteroarylations of benzimidazole, 1-methylbenzimidazolone, imidazole and pyrrole. The products of these reactions then undergo palladium-catalysed C-C cross-couplings with aryl or heteroarylboronic acids under Suzuki-Miyaura conditions to provide a rapid entry to tris(hetero)aryl scaffolds comprising two or three N-heterocyclic rings. The sequential N-C and C-C couplings can be performed in a one-pot process. \ud \ud 1,5-Di(hetero)arylated-pyridin-2(1H)-one derivatives have been synthesised in good yields starting from (2-fluoro-5-pyridyl)boronic acid. The sequence comprises three steps: (i) palladium-catalysed Suzuki-Miyaura reaction; (ii) basic hydrolysis; (iii) copper-catalysed C-N coupling. X-ray crystal structures are reported for selected pyridin-2(1H)-one derivatives. These compounds are of interest as new scaffolds for drug discovery.\ud \ud A one-pot synthesis of 2-chloro-3,4-diiodopyridine from 2-chloropyridine is described via a Directed ortho Metallation (DoM)/Halogen Dance (HD) mechanism in 26-28% yields. By performing sequential iterative Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings using a variety of functionalised heteroaryl and arylboronic acids, a series of novel 2,3,4-triheteroarylpyridine scaffolds have been accessed in synthetically viable yields, including sterically hindered derivatives. An iterative two-fold Sonogashira/Suzuki-Miyaura reaction sequence gave access to 5-[3,4-bis(2-phenylethynyl)pyridine-2-yl]-2-fluoropyridine in 48% overall yield.\ud \ud Disclosed is a novel route towards benzimidazolo[1,2-f]phenanthridines starting from 4-tert-butyl-N-(2-iodophenyl)benzamide via a intermolecular palladium-catalysed N-C bond formation and dehydration to form 2-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-1-(2-bromophenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole. Performing an intramolecular C-H activation reaction on this provided 6-tert-butylbenzimidazolo[1,2-f]phenanthridine. This compound could be of interest to materials science or as a new scaffold for drug discovery.\ud \ud \ud Synthesis of novel soluble, shielding auxiliary ligand 4-(4-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acid (G1pic) has been achieved via a five step synthesis from commercially available starting materials utilising the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction on demanding substrates. A route towards a more shielded auxiliary ligand have been explored eventually providing 3-(4-pyridyl)-1,5-bis(4-(2-ethylhexyloxy)phenyl)-2,4-dimethylbenzene as an intermediate for future work. Ir(III) complexes have been synthesised with G1pic and picolinic acid.\u
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.