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Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthesis of Pyrroles from Dienyl Azides

Huijun Dong, Meihua Shen, Joanne E. Redford, Benjamin J. Stokes, Ashley L. Pumphrey and Tom G. Driver*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7061, Email:

H. Dong, M. Shen, J. E. Redford, B. J. Stokes, A. L. Pumphrey, T. G. Driver, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 5191-5194.

DOI: 10.1021/ol702262f (free Supporting Information)


A range of 2,5-disubstituted and 2,4,5-trisubstituted pyrroles can be synthesized from dienyl azides at room temperature using ZnI2 or Rh2(O2CC3F7)4 as catalysts.

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ID: J54-Y2007-3870