A new facile synthesis of dimethyl 4-(2-(2,6-bis(methoxycarbonyl)pyridin-4-yl)vinyl) pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate


  • Guoliang Gu Chemical Engineering College, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094
  • Ming Lu Chemical Engineering College, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094




dimethyl 4-(2-(2, 6-bis(methoxycarbonyl)pyridin-4-yl)vinyl)pyridine-2, 6-dicarboxylate, pyridine dicarboxylic acid derivative, nitrogen base


A new facile synthesis of pyridine dicarboxylic acid derivative, dimethyl 4-(2-(2,6-bis(methoxycarbonyl)pyridin-4-yl)vinyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate (DVDPA), from dimethyl 4-(chloromethyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate (CMDPA) in presence of nitrogen bases has been described. The influences of different base/CMDPA molar ratio and different nitrogen bases were also investigated. The result has shown that the yield could reach 81 % when triethylamine was used and the molar ratio of base/CMDPA was 2.4. The overall yield of title compound via the three-step synthesis starting from dimethyl 4-(hydroxylmethyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate (HMDPA) was improved to 69 %.


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How to Cite

Gu, G., & Lu, M. (2010). A new facile synthesis of dimethyl 4-(2-(2,6-bis(methoxycarbonyl)pyridin-4-yl)vinyl) pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 29(2), 165–168. https://doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2010.163



Organic Chemistry