The intramolecular photometathesis of pyrroles

Luke D. Elliott, Malcolm Berry, Andrew J. Orr-Ewing, Kevin I. Booker-Milburn*

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UV irradiation of various electron deficient pyrrole derivatives induces a novel methathesis sequence resulting in selective cleavage of the 2,3-pyrrole bond. The overall sequence has been shown to proceed by two discrete wavelength-dependent steps involving sequential [2+2] cyclobutane formation followed by photochemically mediated retro-[2+2] to the products. Copyright © 2007 American Chemical Society.

Translated title of the contributionThe Intramolecular Photometathesis of Pyrroles
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3078-3079
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2007

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Publisher: American Chemical Society


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