Chapter 2

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Furan- and Pyrrole-Ring Formation

Victorio Cadierno and Pascale Crochet

Abstract

The utility of ruthenium-based catalysts in the construction of furan and pyrrole derivatives is reviewed. Among others, synthetic approaches involving cycloisomerization, olefin metathesis and multicomponent reactions are discussed.

Total Pages: 36-80 (45)

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