Facile and Scalable Methodology for the Pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazine of Remdesivir

Sarabindu Roy ,Ajay Yadaw ,Subho Roy ,Gopal Sirasani ,Joseph D. Armstrong ,B. Frank Gupton ,Chris Senanayake ,David Snead

Pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazine (1) is an important regulatory starting material in the production of Remdesivir (Veklury®). Compound 1 was produced through a newly developed synthetic methodology utilizing the simple building blocks pyrrole, chloramine and formamidine acetate by examining the mechanistic pathway for the process optimization exercise. Triazine 1 was obtained in 55% overall yield in a two-reactor operated process. This work describes the safety of the process, impurity profiles and control, and efforts towards the scale-up of triazine for the preparation of kilogram quantity.