Base-promoted annulation of a-hydroxy ketones and dimethyl but-2-ynedioate: straightforward access to pyrano[4,3-a]quinolizine-1,4,6(2H)-triones and 2H-pyran-2,5(6H)-diones.

Organic & biomolecular chemistry

PubMedID: 25230732

He H, Qi C, Ou Y, Xiong W, Hu X, Ren Y, Jiang H. Base-promoted annulation of a-hydroxy ketones and dimethyl but-2-ynedioate: straightforward access to pyrano[4,3-a]quinolizine-1,4,6(2H)-triones and 2H-pyran-2,5(6H)-diones. Org Biomol Chem. 2014;.
A novel and efficient cascade annulation of tertiary a-hydroxy ketones and dimethyl but-2-ynedioate is reported. The reaction, which only requires a base as the promoter, provides a straightforward access to polysubstituted pyrano[4,3-a]quinolizine-1,4,6(2H)-triones and 2H-pyran-2,5(6H)-diones under very mild reaction conditions.