The Dearomative Annulation between N-2-Pyridylamidine and CO2 toward Pyrido[1,2-a]-1,3,5-triazin-4-ones
A base-promoted dearomative annulation between N-2-pyridylamidine and an atmospheric pressure of CO2 was developed, affording a series of pyrido[1,2-a]-1,3,5-triazin-4-ones in moderate to excellent yields. CO2 served as a carbonyl source, releasing H2O as solely clean byproduct. Moreover, no dehydrating reagent and transition-metal catalyst were required under this procedure. Thus, it represents a green, sustainable and straightforward pathway to access such frameworks.