1H-Pyrrole-2,3-diones, fused at [e]-side with a heterocycle, are suitable platforms for the synthesis of various angular polycyclic alkaloid-like spiroheterocycles. Recently discovered sulfur-containing [e]-fused 1H-pyrrole-2,3-diones (aroylpyrrolobenzothiazinetriones) tend to exhibit unusual reactivity. Based on these peculiar representatives of [e]-fused 1H-pyrrole-2,3-diones, we have developed an approach to an unprecedented 6/5/5/5-tetracyclic alkaloid-like spiroheterocyclic system of benzo[d]pyrrolo[3′,4′:2,3]pyrrolo[2,1-b]thiazole via their reaction with Schiff bases and carbodiimides. The experimental results have been supplemented with DFT computational studies. The synthesized alkaloid-like 6/5/5/5-tetracyclic compounds have been tested for their biotechnological potential as growth stimulants in the green algae Chlorella vulgaris.


carbodiimide; Chlorella; DFT calculations; nitrogen heterocycle; 1H-pyrrole-2,3-dione; Schiff base; sulfur heterocycle

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