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Ugi Reaction. Part VI; N,N'-(4,4'-oxybis(4,1-phenylene))bis(2,2,2-trichloro-N-(2-(cyclohexylamino)-2-oxo-1-phenylethyl)acetamide)

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DOI: 10.1039/SP797
Submitted Aug 19, 2015, published Aug 25, 2015
Sirin Gulten (

			Reaction Scheme: <img src="/images/empty.gif" alt="" />Ugi Reaction<img src="/images/empty.gif" alt="" />. Part VI

Chemicals Used

4,4'-Diaminodiphenylether (Merck)

Benzaldehyde (Acros Organics)

Cyclohexyl isocyanide (Merck)

Trichloroacetic acid (Riedel-de Haën)

MeOH (Riedel-de Haën)



A solution of 4,4'-diaminodiphenylether (0.998 mmol, 200 mg) in MeOH (7 mL) was treated with benzaldehyde (1.99 mmol, 0.20 mL), a solution of cyclohexyl isocyanide (1.99 mmol, 0.24 mL) in MeOH (3 mL), and trichloroacetic acid (1.99 mmol, 326 mg) in the order given. The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 28 hours, and then filtered. The precipitate was washed with first Et2O and then with n-hexane to remove unreacted reagents or by-products and dried to give white Ugi adduct (640 mg, 70%). m.p. 248-251oC, Rf(50%EtOAc/n-hexane): 0.82


Author's Comments

The author thanks to NMR analysis laboratory of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University for recording NMR spectra.


IR-ATR: 3363, 3079, 3047, 2929, 2854, 1683, 1652, 727 cm-1; 1H NMR (400MHz, CDCl3): δ= 7.26-7.16 (14H, m, CHAr), 7.1 (4H, d, J=8.2 Hz, CHAr), 5.89 (2H, d, J=7.3 Hz, 2PhCH), 5.38 (2H, d, J=8.3 Hz, 2NH), 3.89-3.84 (2H, m, 2CH cyclohexyl), 2.2-1.86 (4H, m, 2CH2 cyclohexyl), 1.70-1.54 (8H, m, 4CH2 cyclohexyl), 1.42-0.91 (8H, m, 4CH2 cyclohexyl) ppm; 13C NMR (100MHz, CDCl3): δ= 167.56 (Cq), 161.05 (Cq), 156.54 (Cq), 134.41 (Cq), 133.37 (Cq), 133.31 (CHAr), 129.09 (CHAr), 128.66 (CHAr), 117.75 (CHAr), 93.12 (Cq), 69.66 (CH), 49.11 (CH), 32.90 (CH2), 32.86 (CH2), 25.50 (CH2), 24.95 (CH2), 24.82 (CH2) ppm.

Lead Reference

Ignacio, J. M.; Macho, S.; Marcaccini, S.; Pepino, R.; Torroba, T. Synlett, 2005, 20, 3051. doi:10.1055/s-2005-922745


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Keywords: addition, aldehydes, aromatics/arenes, carboxylic acids, elimination, Multicomponent reaction, nucleophilic, peptides, substitution

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