Synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines and their fluorescence properties

Shunsuke Sueki, Ryo Takei, Yuto Zaitsu, Junya Abe, Akane Fukuda, Keisuke Seto, Yukio Furukawa, Isao Shimizu

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We have successfully synthesized 3,4,5-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridines (1,4-DHPs) from amine hydrochloride salts, aldehydes, and acetals in good yields without the addition of a catalyst. The synthesized 1,4-DHPs exhibit various wavelengths of fluorescence, which could be tuned by changing the substituents at the 3- and 5-positions of the 1,4-DHPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5281-5301
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug


  • Cross-coupling
  • Fluorescence
  • Multicomponent reactions
  • Nitrogen heterocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Sueki, S., Takei, R., Zaitsu, Y., Abe, J., Fukuda, A., Seto, K., Furukawa, Y., & Shimizu, I. (2014). Synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines and their fluorescence properties. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014(24), 5281-5301.