Acid catalyzed Friedlander reactions of a number of 2,3-dihydro-1H- cyclopenta[b]quinoxaline-1-ones with 2-aminobenzaldehyde yield, unexpectedly, 8H-indolo[3,2-a]phenazine and quinolino[2,3-c]cyclopentadienone[2,3-b] quinoxalines, the structures of derivatives of which were confirmed by X-ray crystallography. Easy routes to novel quinoxaline-based indoles, quinolones, and quinoxaline-1,4-dioxides are reported, and proposed mechanisms for the unexpected products are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry