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Cu(OTf)2‑Catalyzed Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted Indoles and 2,4,5-Trisubstituted Pyrroles from α‑Diazoketones

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posted on 20.02.2016, 00:11 by B. V. Subba Reddy, M. Ramana Reddy, Y. Gopal Rao, J. S. Yadav, B. Sridhar
A novel method has been devised for the synthesis of 2,4,5-trisubstituted pyrrole derivatives through the coupling of α-diazoketones with β-enaminoketones and esters using 10 mol % of Cu(OTf)2. A wide range of 2,3-disubstituted indole derivatives were also prepared from α-diazoketones and 2-aminoaryl or alkyl ketones. The synthetic versatility of this approach has been exemplified in the formal synthesis of homofascaplysin C.