Synthesis of ferrocenyl quinolines

Zora, Metin
A convenient one-pot synthesis of ferrocenyl-substituted quinolines via a molecular iodine-catalyzed reaction of ferrocenylimines with enolizable aldehydes is reported. First, nucleophilic addition of the in situ generated enol to ferrocenylimine produces beta-anilinopropionaldehyde, which then undergoes intramolecular Friedel-Crafts reaction to give dihydroquinoline derivative. Finally, subsequent dehydration and aerobic oxidation affords ferrocenyl quinolines.

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M. Zora and O. VELİOĞLU, “Synthesis of ferrocenyl quinolines,” JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 693, no. 12, pp. 2159–2162, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: