A highly efficient synthesis of chiral polysubstituted 2H-pyrrole derivatives via a Pd-catalyzed intermolecular asymmetric allylic dearomatization reaction of pyrroles is presented. With the commercially available palladium precursor and chiral ligand, the polysubstituted 2H-pyrrole products containing a chiral quaternary carbon center were obtained with up to 97% ee and >95/5 regioselectivity.
Zhuo CX,Zhou Y,You SL. Highly Regio- and Enantioselective Synthesis of Polysubstituted 2H-Pyrroles via Pd-Catalyzed Intermolecular Asymmetric Allylic Dearomatization of Pyrroles[J]. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2014,136(18):6590-6593.