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The synthesis of methyl 2-amino-6-methoxynicotinate, a valuable building block for the preparation of fused 2-pyridones, is reported. The optimized synthesis includes sequential microwave-induced regioselective 6-methoxylation, esterification, followed by microwave-induced reaction with p- methoxybenzylamine, and final deprotection under flow reaction hydrogenation conditions. Two key steps in the reported synthesis are a microwave-induced methoxylation and a microfluidic hydrogenation that afford improved regioselectivity and purity profile of the reaction products. © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart.

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203 - 206