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Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyrrole Derivatives via a Four-Component Reaction of Two Primary Amines and Diketene in the Presence of Nitrostyrene

Abdolali Alizadeh*, Atieh Rezvanian, Hamid R. Bijanzadeh

*Department of Chemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-175, Tehran 18716, Iran, Email:

A. Alizadeh, A. Rezvanian, H. R. Bijanzadeh, Synthesis, 2008, 725-728.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1032168


The reaction of an enaminone, which can be derived from two primary amines and diketene, in the presence of nitrostyrene gives functionalized pyrrole derivatives in very good yields.

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Key Words

amines, diketenes, enaminones, nitrostyrene, pyrroles

ID: J66-Y2008-0580