Effect of N-chloro Structure and 1-substituent on (σ-substitution (Addition-Elimination) in Pyrroles

Michael De Rosa, Gustavo Cabrera Nieto, Fernando Ferrer Gago

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1-Methylpyrrole was reacted with a number of different types of N-chloro derivatives, and (σ-substitution was observed only with N-chloroimides. It is proposed that there is a qualitative relationship between the pKaof the N-chloro precursor and the reaction path. The reaction of 1-substituted pyrroles (CH3, C6H5, C6H6CH2, CH3CO0, (CH3)3C, CH2—CHCH2, (C6H6)3C) with N-chlorosuccinimide in CHCl3/NaHCO3indicated that (σ-substitution was very sensitive to electronic factors, e.g. no reaction was observed with 1-acetylpyrrole. It was not as sensitive to steric effects, and only with 1-tritylpyrrole was σ-substitution not observed. Only chlorination was observed with pyrrole itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5347-5350
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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