Homochiral primary amines, amino alcohols and alpha -amino esters have been reacted with 2-propynyl-1,3-dicarbonyl compounds under gold catalysis leading to 1,2,5-trisubstituted 3-acylpyrrole derivatives in moderate to high yields and high enantiomeric excess. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Conversion of homochiral amines and alpha-amino esters to their chiral 1,2,3,5-substituted pyrrole derivatives via gold-catalysed amination/annulation reactions of 2-propynyl-1,3-dicarbonyl compounds / A. Arcadi, S. Di Giuseppe, F. Marinelli, E. Rossi. - In: TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY. - ISSN 0957-4166. - 12:19(2001), pp. 2715-2720. [10.1016/S0957-4166(01)00468-2]