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The intramolecular photometathesis of pyrroles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3078-3079
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
DatePublished - 21 Mar 2007


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.

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