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Issue 11, 2014

Gold catalysed synthesis of 3-alkoxyfurans at room temperature

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Synthetically important 3-alkoxyfurans can be prepared efficiently via treatment of acetal-containing propargylic alcohols (obtained from the addition of 3,3-diethoxypropyne to aldehydes) with 2 mol% gold catalyst in an alcohol solvent at room temperature. The resulting furans show useful reactivity in a variety of subsequent transformations.

Graphical abstract: Gold catalysed synthesis of 3-alkoxyfurans at room temperature

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29 Oct 2013
11 Dec 2013
First published
18 Dec 2013

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Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 1302-1304
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Gold catalysed synthesis of 3-alkoxyfurans at room temperature

M. N. Pennell, R. W. Foster, P. G. Turner, H. C. Hailes, C. J. Tame and T. D. Sheppard, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1302 DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48290A

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