Advances in Organic Synthesis

Volume: 3

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Furan- and Pyrrole-Ring Formation

Author(s): Victorio Cadierno and Pascale Crochet

Pp: 36-80 (45)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054688113030004

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The utility of ruthenium-based catalysts in the construction of furan and pyrrole derivatives is reviewed. Among others, synthetic approaches involving cycloisomerization, olefin metathesis and multicomponent reactions are discussed.

Keywords: Ruthenium complexes, homogeneous catalysis, tandem catalysis, aqueous catalysis, supported catalysts, furans, pyrroles, atom economy, cycloisomerization, cyclization, rearrangements, multicomponent reactions, ring-closing metathesis, enyne metathesis, alkynes, diynes, enynes, propargylic alcohols, epoxyalkynes, ketoalkynes, dienes.

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