Scientific article

The Synthesis and Protonation of 1,1-Di(1-pyrrolyl)alkenes

Published inHelvetica chimica acta, vol. 68, no. 8, p. 2282-2286
Publication date1985-12-18
First online date2004-10-25

It is shown that lithiation of di(1-pyrrolyl)methane (3) can be directed either towards the C(α) ring positions or to the central CH₂ group, depending upon the solvent and the complexing agents chosen. Di(1-pyrrolyl)-methyllithium (6), resulting from CH₂ deprotonation, is intercepted by aldehydes and converted to the title alkenes in a few straightforward steps. Protonation of 1,1-di(1-pyrrolyl)ethylene (10) is found to occur under kinetic control at the terminal olefinic position. In HBF₄. Me₂O the resulting 5-azionafulvene-type ion 14 can be observed by low-temperature NMR spectroscopy. In FSO₃H, however, protonation is directed under thermodynamic control to both pyrrole rings. The resulting symmetrical dication 13 persists even at room temperature.

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SCHÄRER, Jean-Claude, ETIENNE, Robert, BURGER, Ulrich. The Synthesis and Protonation of 1,1-Di(1-pyrrolyl)alkenes. In: Helvetica chimica acta, 1985, vol. 68, n° 8, p. 2282–2286. doi: 10.1002/hlca.19850680823
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