Solvent Effect and Product Selectivity in the Reaction of 4-Alkylaminocoumarins and Dibenzoylacetylene

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1 Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran


The reaction of dibenzoylacetylene with 4-alkylaminocoumarins in THF/H2O (50:50) lead to 4-(alkylamino)-3-(1,4-dioxo-1,4-diphenylbut-2-en-2-yl)-2H-chromen-2-one derivatives in good yields. When the reaction carried-out in DMSO the cyclized products 2-hydroxy-1-alkyl-3-(2-oxo-2-phenylethylidene)-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydrochromeno [4,3-b] pyrrol-4(1H)-ones were formed in good yields.