Buchwald-Hartwig coupling reaction was employed to furnish new class of substituted piperazine-fused thio-quinolinyl Schiff
bases. Synthesis of thiocarbonyl quinoline moiety was attempted using Lawesson’s reagent followed by esterification achieved using
ethyl bromoacetate in refluxing acetone. Substantial C-N coupling of various piperazine or piperidine bases to the C-6 position of
quinoline ring system was accomplished using X-Phos as optimal ligand for the Pd(0)-catalyzed Buchwald-Hartwig amination. After the
successful coupling in satisfactory yields, the ester derivatives were hydrazinolyzed using 99% hydrazine hydrate and the resulted
analogs were reacted with thiophene-2-carbaldehye in refluxing ethanol using catalytic amount of acetic acid to access the intended class
of Schiff bases. New products would be of significant interest for the biological applications verifying that Schiff bases are valuable
biologically active components. The proposed structures of the new products were confirmed with the aid of spectroscopy techniques
(FT-IR and 1H NMR) and elemental (CHN) analysis.
Keywords: Buchwald-Hartwig coupling, Lawesson’s reagent, piperazine, quinoline, Schiff base, thiophehe.
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