Selective ruthenium-catalyzed three-component synthesis of pyrroles

Min Zhang, Helfried Neumann, Matthias Beller

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It's a snap: A novel catalytic three-component coupling reaction using simple and easily available substrates leads to a wide range of substituted pyrroles with high regioselectively (see scheme; Xantphos=9,9-dimethyl-4,5- bis(diphenylphosphino)xanthene).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-601
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number2
StatePublished - 7 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • heterocycles
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • multicomponent reactions
  • ruthenium
  • synthetic methods


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