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An unusual dehalogenation in the Suzuki coupling of 4-bromopyrrole-2-carboxylates

An unusual dehalogenation of 4-bromopyrrole-2-carboxylates under Suzuki coupling conditions has been observed. This dehalogenation can be suppressed by protection of the pyrrole nitrogen. Using a BOC protecting group, not only is dehalogenation suppressed, but the protecting group is also removed under the reaction conditions.

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Handy, ST., Bregman, H., Lewis, J., Zhang, X., & Zhang, Y. (2003). An unusual dehalogenation in the Suzuki coupling of 4-bromopyrrole-2-carboxylates. Tetrahedron Letters, 44(3), 427-430. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(02)02615-1