A Pd(OAc)2-catalyzed divergent synthesis of multisubstituted imidazoles and quinazolines from N-allylamidines has been developed. In the presence of oxidant O2 from air and/or a ligand and Pd(OAc)2, imidazoles were obtained. Nonetheless, under microwave (MW) irradiation in a sealed system, quinazolines as major products were produced.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry