Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Chiral Rhenium N‐Pyrrolyl Complexes Regiochemistry of Electrophilic Addition and Unprecedented Rearrangements to Carbon‐Ligated Species Academic Article uri icon


  • Enhanced reactivity of the N‐pyrrolyl ligand in complex 1, compared to free pyrrole, is observed in aromatic electrophilic substitutions. Complex 1 and TfOH or HBF4.OEt2 give isolable 2H‐pyrrole complexes, which undergo unprecedented rearrangements to the carbon‐ligated species (see below). Possible mechanisms, crystallographic and Hückel MO data, and potential applications of this chemistry are discussed. (Figure Presented.)

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, T. J., Alvey, L. J., Brady, M., Mayne, C. L., Arif, A. M., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • August 1995