Direct C2-arylation of N-acyl pyrroles with aryl halides under palladium catalysis†
C2-arylation of N-acyl pyrroles with aryl halides is developed for the first time using Pd(PPh3)4 as a catalyst in combination with Ag2CO3 under air, which allowed the application of a good compatibility catalytic system. This protocol provides a straightforward method for the preparation of valuable arylated pyrroles in moderate to good yields under the standard conditions with good substrate tolerance. Interestingly, while N-benzoyl pyrroles reacted well, the use of substrates with a thiophene or furan ring indicated that the thiophene and furan rings are more reactive than pyrrole for the present catalytic system.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC