Solvent-Free Condensation of Pyrrole and Pentafluorobenzaldehyde: A Novel Synthetic Pathway to Corrole and Oligopyrromethenes

@article{Gross1999SolventFreeCO,
  title={Solvent-Free Condensation of Pyrrole and Pentafluorobenzaldehyde: A Novel Synthetic Pathway to Corrole and Oligopyrromethenes},
  author={Z. Gross and N. Galili and L. Simkhovich and I. Saltsman and M. Botoshansky and D. Blaeser and and Roland Boese and I. Goldberg},
  journal={Organic Letters},
  year={1999},
  volume={1},
  pages={599-602}
}
  • Z. Gross, N. Galili, +5 authors I. Goldberg
  • Published 1999
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Letters
  • The solvent-free condensation of pyrrole and pentafluorobenzaldehyde (and to a lesser extent other electron-poor aldehydes as well) leads to a variety of products, of which three have been isolated and fully characterized. The two main products (11% each) are an open-chain pentapyrrole and corrole, a tetrapyrrolic macrocycle. 
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