Aromatisation of 2-phenyl-1-pyrroline to 2-phenylpyrrole using activated carbon

Sónia A. Carabineiro, Ronan M. Bellabarba, Pedro T. Gomes, Isabel M. Fonseca

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2-phenyl-1-pyrroline was selectively dehydrogenated to 2-phenylpyrrole using activated carbon. Aromatisation reactions were performed using toluene at reflux. Only 30 min were sufficient for the dehydrogenation to occur. Maximum conversion values were obtained at ca. 98%, corresponding to maximum yields of 2-phenylpyrrole of ca. 45%. The final product showed high purity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006


  • 2-phenyl-1-pyrroline
  • 2-phenylpyrrole
  • Activated carbon
  • Aromatisation
  • Dehydrogenation


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