Facile and Simple Synthesis of N-Alkyl and N-Aryl 2-Benzazepines by Nucleophilic Heteroannulation

An efficient and practical synthesis of N-alkyl and N-aryl 2-benzazepine has been developed. The key steps involved in the synthesis were palladium-mediated Heck reaction followed by aza heterocyclic ring construction by nucleophilic heteroannulation. This four-step sequence synthetic protocol gave moderate to good yields for a wide range of substrates. Subsequently, functionalization of the synthesized compound was carried out under Heck and Suzuki reaction conditions.