Synthesis of 2H-pyrroles by treatment of pyrrolidines with DDQ

Srinivasa R. Cheruku, Maniyan P. Padmanilayam, Jonathan L. Vennerstrom

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A mild and efficient synthesis of 2,2-dialkyl-3,5-diaryl-2H-pyrroles is described. Treatment of 2,2-dialkyl-3,5-diarylpyrrolidines with DDQ in dioxane for 12-24 h at rt afforded the corresponding 2H-pyrroles in 55-81% overall yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3701-3703
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Apr 28 2003


  • 2H-pyrroles
  • DDQ
  • Pyrroldines
  • Pyrrolines
  • Reductive cyclization
  • γ-nitroketones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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