Mild and Convenient Method for Aromatization of Hantzsch Esters of 1,4-Dihydropyridines with Ag2O

Behzad Zeynizadeh,* Karim Akbari Dilmaghani and Mansoor Mirzaei

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Urmia University, Urmia 57159-165, Iran

Hantzsch esters of 1,4-dihydropyridines were readily aromatized to their corresponding pyridine compounds by Ag2O
in quantitative yields. The reactions were carried out in refluxing CH3CN within 0.94.5 h.

Keywords: Aromatization, hantzsch esters of 1,4-dihydropyridines, Ag2O.