Substituted pyrroles via olefin cross metathesis

However, due to absence of carbene protons in the "alkyne pathway", NMR cannot rule out the yne-first mechanism as a competitive pathway. Subsequent cycloelimination releases a stable styrene derivative, which generally does not interfere in cross metathesis reactions.

More details are shown in the scheme for the catalytic cycle. Abstract The olefin cross-metathesis CM reaction is used extensively in organic chemistry and represents a powerful method for the selective synthesis of differentially substituted alkene products.

In addition, ethylene suppresses alkyne polymerization, as shown by Fogg J. As such reactions are conducted under conditions of dilution that favor the RCEYM over competing cross-alkene Substituted pyrroles via olefin cross metathesis or cross-enyne metathesis, the availability of the methylene is the rate-limiting step.

Despite this potential, and presumably due to perceived problems associated with double bond geometry, olefin CM-based methodologies for aromatic and heteroaromatic construction have not, to the best of our knowledge, been disclosed.

Higher alkene concentration is beneficial to the reaction rate and helps keep the reactive intermediates in the enyne metathesis catalytic cycle. For a detailed mechanistic discussion and a plethora of further examples, please refer to the recent review by Steven T.

These cascade processes portend further opportunities for the regiocontrolled preparation of other highly substituted aromatic and heteroaromatic classes. The vinyl carbene reacts with another substrate molecule to give the product via methylene transfer, and the catalytic cycle continous.

In recent years, the potential of ring-closing olefin metathesis RCM as a key step for the preparation of aromatic and heteroaromatic compounds has begun to be realized 6 — 8. In the presence of excess ethylene, there is a much better opportunity for catalyst regeneration to occur: Ruthenium carbenes are commercially available, tolerate many functional groups and new catalysts are constantly being developed.

Additional recent catalyst developments can also be found in the subsequent literature section and in newer reviews by Steven T.

However, very useful yields of cross-enyne metathesis products can be obtained, for example, by using an excess of ethylene: Despite the evident potential of these methods it is notable that any RCM-based approach is reliant upon the a priori construction of a suitable precursor, which necessarily detracts from synthetic convergency and flexibility.

Herein we report the successful implementation of this concept in terms of a versatile and direct entry to disubstituted and trisubstituted furans.

As ruthenium carbenes are nowadays catalyst of choice in alkene metathesis and currently also in enyne bond reorganizations, we will focus on this family of catalysts.

Here we show that the olefin CM reaction, in combination with an acid cocatalyst or subsequent Heck arylation, provides a concise and flexible entry to 2,5-di- or 2,3,5-tri-substituted furans.

The driving force of the reaction is the formation of a thermodynamically stable, conjugated 1,3-diene.

An expedient route to substituted furans via olefin cross-metathesis

Using less reactive catalysts, Mori has developed a system under an atmosphere of ethylene. We have discussed the mechanism in which catalyst attack occurs first at the alkene followed by attack at the alkyne.

In the catalytic cycle topthis vinyl carbene first adds to the double bond of the substrate forming a ruthenacyclobutane. Diver and Anthony J. Another striking feature is that self-metathesis of ethylene is a neutral process in terms of the progress of the reaction.

The catalyst is then bound to the substrate in form of a metal carbene, which reacts intramolecularly with the triple bond to yield a vinyl carbene. Synthesis of 1,3-dienes Enyne Metathesis The Enyne Metathesis is a ruthenium-catalyzed bond reorganization reaction between alkynes and alkenes to produce 1,3-dienes.

Using an alkyne and only fold of excess of an alkene, the enyne metathesis allows the synthesis of cross-coupled products. Surprisingly, efforts to integrate this remarkable process into strategies for aromatic and heteroaromatic construction have not been reported.

Ethylene thus maintains a higher concentration of active catalyst and reduces the amount of catalyst that is in resting states.

Enyne Metathesis

Cycloelimination at this stage gives a ruthenium carbene under release of the product lower right. Mechanism of the Enyne Metathesis Enyne metathesis, or the so-called cycloisomerization reactions, were first reported using palladium II and platinum II salts and are mechanistically distinct from metal carbene-mediated pathways.

Studies from our own laboratory have delineated versatile RCM-based protocols for the regiodefined synthesis of pyridines, pyridazines, furans, and pyrroles 9 — An "alkyne first" pathway would lead to a mixture of regioisomers, which can only be observed for a few substrates: The drawback is the low E: In the initiation step, the stable catalyst undergoes cycloaddition to the substrate forming a ruthenacylcobutane.

A related approach involves the use of olefin cross-metathesis CM as a key step. Recent Literature An improved 1,3-diene synthesis from alkyne and ethylene using cross-enyne metathesis K.

In addition, the vinyl carbene is quite stable.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Hoboken, New Jersey, NMR evidence favors the "ene-first" pathway, as new carbene proton resonances can be observed. Z selectivity, which is also a point that must be addressed in the cross alkene metathesis.The olefin cross-metathesis (CM) reaction is used extensively in organic chemistry and represents a powerful method for the selective synthesis of differentially substituted.

Tri-substituted vinyl pinacol boronates, which are key reactive intermediates in a variety of transformations, are synthesized using ruthenium-catalyzed olefin cross-metathesis of α-substituted vinyl boronates and various alkenes.

Feb 23,  · The olefin cross-metathesis (CM) reaction is used extensively in organic chemistry and represents a powerful method for the selective synthesis of differentially substituted alkene products.

Olefin cross-metathesis (CM) provides a short and convenient entry to diverse trans-γ-aminoenones. When exposed to either acid or Heck arylation conditions, these intermediates are converted to mono- di- or trisubstituted pyrroles.

The value of this chemistry is demonstrated by its application to. S1 Substituted Pyrroles via Olefin Cross-Metathesis Timothy J.

Donohoe,* Nicholas J. Race, John F.

Bower and Cedric K. A. Callens† Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory. Request PDF on ResearchGate | ChemInform Abstract: Cross Metathesis of N-Allylamines and α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds: A One-Pot Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles.

| A novel protocol.

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