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New Synthesis of 3-Trifluoromethylpyrroles by Condensation of Mesoionic 4-Trifluoroacetyl-1,3-oxazolium-5-olates with Phosphorus Ylides

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posted on 2010-11-05, 00:00 authored by Ryosuke Saijo, Yuri Hagimoto, Masami Kawase
Mesoionic 4-trifluoroacetyl-1,3-oxazolium-5-olates (1), obtained from the reaction of N-acyl-N-alkylglycines with trifluoroacetic anhydride, react with phosphorus ylides to give β-trifluoromethylpyrroles (2) in good yields. The novel ring transformations of 1 into 2 occur via an initial attack of the ylide anions on the C-2 position of the ring.

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