Assisted tandem catalytic RCM-aromatization in the synthesis of pyrroles and furans.


An assisted tandem catalytic transformation of diallyl amines and diallyl ethers into N-aryl pyrroles and furans, respectively, is described. The sequence relies on ring closing metathesis followed by dehydrogenation of the initially formed dihydropyrroles and dihydrofurans. Both steps are Ru-catalyzed, but the sequence requires only one precatalyst… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c2ob25543j