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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Cite this chapter as:Victorio Cadierno, Pascale Crochet ;
Ruthenium-Catalyzed Furan- and Pyrrole-Ring Formation, Advances in Organic Synthesis (2013) 3: 36. https://doi.org/10.2174/9781608054688113030004
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