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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 2, No. 3, 1974, pp.297-301
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1974-03-0297
The Synthesis of (2H)-Pyrrole-1-Oxides by Ring Contraction

Rudolph A. Abramovitch* and Berkeley W. Cue, Jr.

*Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Box 870336, University, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35478-0336, U. S. A.


The ring contraction of 2-azido-3-alkylpyridine-1-oxides gives 2-alkyl- 2-cyano-(2H)-pyrrole-1-oxides in good yield. Possible ambiguities in the nmr spectra of these compounds have been resolved.