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A Novel Synthesis of 2-Aminopyrroles Using a Three-Component Reaction

Vijay Nair*, A. U. Vinod and C. Rajesh

*Organic Chemistry Division, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum 695 019, India, Email:

V. Nair, A. U. Vinod, C. Rajesh, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 4427-4429.

DOI: 10.1021/jo001714v (free Supporting Information)


A novel and efficient multicomponent reaction of N-tosylimines, DMAD, and isocyanides for the synthesis of 2-aminopyrrole systems was uncovered. The mechanism, which involves a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, is discussed.

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Key Words

Multicomponent Reactions, Heterocycles, Pyrroles, 1,3-dipolar Cycloaddition

ID: J42-Y2001-030