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Total synthesis of natural products containing benzofuran rings

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Abstract

Research on natural products containing benzofuran has remarkably increased during the past few decades. Newly isolated natural products with complex structures are being studied, characterized and screened for possible biological activities. Several of such compounds have exhibited various biological activities, thus their total syntheses have attracted much attention from synthetic organic chemists. In this review, we aim to highlight the origins, structures, biological potencies, and synthetic approaches of those natural products bearing at least one benzofuran in their complex structures. Furthermore, we especially focus on the step in which this key heterocycle is installed during the total synthesis of a natural product as the desired target.

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The article was received on 27 Mar 2017, accepted on 26 Apr 2017 and first published on 05 May 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA03551A
RSC Adv., 2017,7, 24470-24521
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    Total synthesis of natural products containing benzofuran rings

    Majid M. Heravi, V. Zadsirjan, H. Hamidi and P. H. Tabar Amiri, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 24470
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA03551A

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