ABSTRACT: A novel and efficient method has been developed for the synthesis of tetrahydro-2,4-dioxo-1H-benzo[b][1,5]diazepine-3-yl-2-methylpropanamide derivatives using an aromatic diamine, Meldrum's acid, and an isocyanide in CH(2)Cl(2) at ambient temperature in high yields without using any catalyst or activation. The procedure provides an alternative method for the synthesis of benzo[b][1,5]diazepine derivatives. These compounds have closely related ring systems such as triflubazam, clobazam, and 1,5-benzodiazepines, which have a broad spectrum of biological activities.
Organic Letters 09/2009; 11(15):3342-5. · 5.86 Impact Factor