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ABSTRACT: Urea/thiourea have been identified as an effective ammonia surrogate in the construction of quinazolin-4(3H)-one ring. This strategy afforded a simple and catalyst-free synthesis of 2-substituted 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones and quinazolin-4(3H)-ones via the reaction of isatoic anhydride and aryl aldehydes in the presence of urea or thiourea in ethanol. The reaction proceeded well to afford the quinazolin-4(3H)-one or its dihydro derivative, depending on the nature of carbonyl compounds employed.
Synthetic Communications 05/2014; 44(10). DOI:10.1080/00397911.2013.862551 · 0.93 Impact Factor