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Synthesis of Calix[4]pyrrolidine, Calix[m]tetrahydrofuran[n]pyrrolidine (m+n=4) and similar macrocyclic systems - elucidation of the hydrogenation sequence and factors influencing the stereoselectivity

Journot, Guillaume ; Neier, Reinhard (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012 ; 2259.

The first meso-octaalkylporphyrinogen (calix[4]pyrrole) was synthesized by Baeyer more than 120 years ago, mixing pyrrole and acetone in the presence of an acid. We have performed a thorough study of the catalytic hydrogenation of calix[4]pyrrole 1, by using common as well as novel heterogeneous catalysts based on transition metals (Pd, Rh, Ru) supported on solid matrices. Another...

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Catalytic Hydrogenation of meso-Octamethylporphyrinogen (Calix[4]pyrrole)

Journot, Guillaume ; Letondor, Christophe ; Neier, Reinhard ; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen ; Savoia, Diego ; Gualandi, Andrea

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 2010, vol. 16, no. 4, p. 4224-4230

Hydrogenation of meso-octamethylporphyrinogen (calix[4]pyrrole) with a number of heterogeneous catalysts under different experimental conditions has been investigated. GC-MS analyses of the reaction mixtures showed the formation of one to four products in low to moderate yields: three of them were diastereoisomers of the product derived from half-hydrogenation of the substrate, and displayed...

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4,4-Bis(1H-pyrrol-2-yl)pentanol

Journot, Guillaume ; Neier, Reinhard ; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen

In: Acta Crystallographica Section E : Structure Reports Online, 2010, vol. E66, no. 2, p. o393, sup1-8

The title achiral compound, C13H18N2O, crystallized in the chiral monoclinic space group P21. The pyrrole rings are inclined to one another by 62.30 (11)°, and the propanol chain is in an extended conformation. In the crystal, the two pyrrole NH groups are involved in intermolecular N-H ··· O hydrogen bonds, leading to the formation of a...

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2,2'-(Propane-2,2-diyl)bis(1H-pyrrole)

Journot, Guillaume ; Neier, Reinhard ; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen

In: Acta Crystallographica Section E : Structure Reports Online, 2010, vol. E66, no. 2, p. o392, sup1-9

The title compound, C11H14N2, crystallized with two independent molecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit. The two molecules differ only slightly, with the pyrrole rings being inclined to one another at a dihedral angle of 87.67 (8)° in molecule A and 88.09 (7)° in molecule B. In the crystal, there are no classical hydrogen bonds,...