Catalytic Asymmetric Syntheses of 2‐Aryl Chromenes

Qingjing Yang, Rui Guo*, Jun (Joelle) Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Good flava: Chiral chromene motifs are important heterocycles in numerous natural products and bioactive molecules. Among them, flavenes, flavanes and flavanones which consist the 2-aryl-chromene skeleton are observed most frequently. As subgroups of flavonoids, they often occur in various plants and show many biological activities, such as antitumor, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulation properties. This Minireview summarizes recent reports on catalytic asymmetric synthesis of flavenes, flavanes, and flavanones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1765
Number of pages24
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
Early online date21 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

User-Defined Keywords

  • asymmetric synthesis
  • flavenes
  • heterocycles
  • flavanones
  • chromene


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