It is used in organic syntheses and as pharmaceutical intermediates. The best results were obtained with lactams that could be introduced on the 6-bromoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine. 1,2-dihydro-5-imidazo [1,2-a]pyridin-6-yl-6-methyl-2-oxo-3-pyridinecarbonitrile hydrochloride monohydrate 6 was synthesized in 5 steps from 6-bromoimidazo[1,2-a] pyridine using [2- 14 C] cyanoacetamide as the source of the radiolabel.
Jamal Koubachi.; Saïd El Kazzouli.; Sabine Berteina-Raboin.; Abderrahim Mouaddib.; Gérald Guillaumet. Synthesis of Polysubstituted Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines via Microwave-Assisted One-Pot Cyclization/Suzuki Coupling/Palladium-Catalyzed Heteroarylation.J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72 (20),7650-7655.
Giuseppe Trapani.; Massimo Franco.; Laura Ricciardi .; Andrea Latrofa.; Giuseppe Genchi.; Enrico Sanna.; Francesca Tuveri.; Elisabetta Cagetti.; Giovanni Biggio.; Gaetano Liso. Synthesis and Binding Affinity of 2-Phenylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine Derivatives for both Central and Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors. A New Series of High-Affinity and Selective Ligands for the Peripheral Type. J. Med. Chem. 1997, 40 (19),3109-3118.
Hazard Statements: H301-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P301+P310a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.