The reaction of β-ketonitrile andN-substituted pyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde in the presence of piperidinium acetate in CH3CN permitted regioselective access to 5-acylindolizine-7-carbonitrile through a domino Knoevenagel condensation-intramolecular aldol cyclization sequence. A wide range of new indolizine derivatives with a poly-functionalized pyridine moiety were readily synthesized in an atom-economical fashion, thereby expanding the indolizine chemical space for further applications.
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