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Stereoselective one-pot synthesis of polycyanosubstituted piperidines

  • Anatoly N. VereshchaginEmail author
  • Kirill A. Karpenko
  • Michail N. Elinson
  • Sergey V. Gorbunov
  • Alexandra M. Gordeeva
  • Pavel I. Proshin
  • Alexander S. Goloveshkin
  • Mikhail P. Egorov
Original Paper


An effective and facile multicomponent method for the synthesis of polysubstituted piperidines is described. The Michael–Mannich type cascade of benzylidenemalononitriles with aromatic aldehydes and ammonium acetate or aqueous ammonia provides convenient access to the stereoselective synthesis of 3,3,5,5-tetracyano-2,4,6-triarylpiperidines in good to excellent yields in one-pot manner. Ammonium acetate or aqueous ammonia plays a role both as a catalyst and as a nitrogen source. It is established that the reaction proceeds via sequence of equilibriums and a competitive mechanisms are implemented.

Graphical abstract


Multicomponent reaction Polysubstituted piperidines Aromatic aldehydes Benzylidenemalononitriles Stereoselectivity 



This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF Grant 17-73-20260).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoly N. Vereshchagin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kirill A. Karpenko
    • 1
  • Michail N. Elinson
    • 1
  • Sergey V. Gorbunov
    • 1
  • Alexandra M. Gordeeva
    • 1
  • Pavel I. Proshin
    • 1
  • Alexander S. Goloveshkin
    • 2
  • Mikhail P. Egorov
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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