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Manganese(III)-Catalyzed Formal [3+2] Annulation of Vinyl Azides and β-Keto Acids for Synthesis of Pyrroles

Eileen Pei Jian Ng, Yi-Feng Wang, Shunsuke Chiba*

*Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, 637371 Singapore, Email:

E. P. J. Ng, Y.-F. Wang, S. Chiba, Synlett, 2011, 783-786.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259920


Manganese(III)-catalyzed formal [3+2] annnulation of vinyl azides and β-keto acids enables the synthesis of substituted NH pyrroles with a wide range of substituents.

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Key Words

manganese(III) catalysts, radical reactions, vinyl azides, β-keto acids, pyrroles

ID: J60-Y2011-0840