Nonclassical Pschorr and Sandmeyer Reactions in Pyrazole Series

Demetrio Raffa, Benedetta Maggio, Giuseppe Daidone, Salvatore Plescia, Fiorella Meneghetti, Gabriella Bombieri

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The diazonium salt derived from 4-amino-N,1,3-trimethyl-N-(3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide (14) was reacted with a mixture of CuSO4 and NaCl, with ascorbic acid as an initiator to afford the planar derivative 4,6-dihydro-1,4,6,8-tetramethyl-3-phenyldipyrazolo[3,4-b:4′,3′-d]pyridin-5(3H)-one (16) and its unexpected isomer 4,6-dihydro-3,4,6,8-tetramethyl-1-phenyldipyrazolo[4,3-b:4′,3′-d]pyridin-5(1H)-one (17), as well as the epimers (3S,4S)- (or (3S,4R)-) and (3S,4R)- (or (3S,4S)-) 4-chloro-2,4-dihydro-1′,3′,5,5′-tetramethyl-2-phenylspiro[pyrazole-3,4′(1′H)-pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrazol]-6′(5′H)-one (18a and b, respectively). Epimers 18a and b were converted under basic conditions to 4′-chloro-N,1,3,3′-tetramethyl-1′-phenyl-[4,5′-bi-1H-pyrazole]-5-carboxamide (19). The structures of isomers 16 and 17 determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis are also reported. Linear dichroism (LD) measurements for the above isomers suggest that 17 intercalates into DNA, and 17 exhibited antiproliferation activity against human NCI-H460 pulmonary carcinoma cells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2272-2281
Number of pages10
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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