Research Article: Ethyl 2-benzoyl-6-methyl­indolizine-7-carboxyl­ate

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Shang-Tie Liao.


The title compound, C19H17NO3, was synthesized using a tandem annulation reaction between 4-benzoyl-1H-pyrrole-2-carbaldehyde and (E)-ethyl 4-bromo­but-2-enoate under mild conditions. The dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the indolizine ring system is 41.73 (4)°.

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For background to indolizines, see:Ge et al. (2009a ▶, 2011 ▶). For bond lengths and angles in related structures, see: Ge et al. (2009b ▶). For the synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines via a tandem reaction, see: Jia et al. (2010 ▶).