Pot, atom and step economic (PASE) assembly of salicylaldehydes, malononitrile dimer and 4-hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-ones into medicinally relevant 5H-chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine scaffold

  • Michail N. ElinsonEmail author
  • Anatoly N. Vereshchagin
  • Yuliya E. Anisina
  • Stepan K. Krymov
  • Artem N. Fakhrutdinov
  • Alexander S. Goloveshkin
  • Mikhail P. Egorov
Original Article


The new multicomponent reaction (MCR) has been found: one-pot selective and efficient formation of the new 5-(4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl)-substituted 5H-chromeno[2,3-b]pyridines in 61–97% yields directly from simple and easily available salicylaldehydes, malononitrile dimer and 4-hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-ones in small amount of pyridine–ethanol catalyst/solvent system. This complex “domino” transformation includes Knoevenagel condensation of salicylaldehyde with malononitrile dimer, Michael addition of 4-hydroxypyridine-2(1H)-one, double Pinner-type reaction cyclization and isomerization with following protonation. This facile multicomponent process opens a new way to 5-(4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl)-substituted 5H-chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine systems, which are promising compounds for the treatment for human inflammatory TNFα-mediated diseases and different biomedical applications.

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Multicomponent reaction Catalysis “On-solvent” process Salicylaldehydes Malononitrile dimer 4-Hydroxy-6-methylpyridine-2(1H)-ones 5H-Chromeno[2,3-b]pyridines 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Project 18-03-00212).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michail N. Elinson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anatoly N. Vereshchagin
    • 1
  • Yuliya E. Anisina
    • 1
  • Stepan K. Krymov
    • 1
  • Artem N. Fakhrutdinov
    • 1
  • Alexander S. Goloveshkin
    • 2
  • Mikhail P. Egorov
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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