Modular mesoionics: understanding and controlling regioselectivity in 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of Münchnone derivatives.

1,3-Dipolar cycloadditions of mesoionic 1,3-dipoles (Münchnones, imino-Münchnones, and phospha-Münchnones) with alkynes offer versatile, modular synthetic routes to pyrroles. Reactivity and regioselectivity differ markedly for different members of this series, and we report here the first general rationale for differences in reactivity by means of a… (More)