Transition-metal-free synthesis of polysubstituted pyrrole derivatives via cyclization of methyl isocyanoacetate with aurone analogues†
Presented herein is an unprecedented transition-metal-free cyclization of methyl isocyanoacetate with aurone analogues catalyzed by NaOH. Various 2,3,4-trisubstituted pyrroles were obtained in excellent yields (up to 99%). The high efficiency of this synthetic procedure, coupled with the operational simplicity and atom economy, makes it an attractive method for the synthesis of polysubstituted pyrroles.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC