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Title: Rhodium‐Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Furopyridine: Synthesis and the Cardiac Effects of Dictamnine Derivatives

Herein is reported a Rh2(OAc)4/IMes ⋅ HCl system that promotes the chemoselective installation of aryl groups at the 2‐position of furo[2,3‐b]pyridine (53–94% yields). The method is applicable to the direct modification of the natural furoquinoline alkaloid dictamnine. The cardiac effects of the fluorinated analogues improved, compared to dictamnine at 160 μg/mL. Preliminary mechanism of action studies indicate that the effects might be related to epinephrine α receptors, M‐receptor, and calcium channel receptor.

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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Journal Name:
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 1002-1008
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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