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An Efficient Route to Tetrahydroindeno[2,1-b]pyrroles via a Base-Promoted Reaction of (E)-2-Alkynylphenylchalcone with 2-Isocyanoacetate

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posted on 16.12.2011, 00:00 by Danqing Zheng, Shaoyu Li, Yong Luo, Jie Wu
A base-promoted cascade reaction of (E)-2-alkynylphenylchalcone with 2-isocyanoacetate provides a novel and efficient route for the synthesis of tetrahydroindeno[2,1-b]pyrroles. The reaction proceeds smoothly in air under mild conditions with high efficiency.