Microwave-assisted Dieckmann reaction: Efficient one-step synthesis of 2-aroylbenzofuran-3-ols

Zhong Zhen Zhou, Yan Hong Deng, Zhi Hong JIANG, Wen Hua Chen*

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This paper describes the first efficient one-step synthesis of 2-aroylbenzofuran-3-ols from the microwave-assisted Dieckmann reaction of substituted methylsalicylates with 2-bromo-1-aroylethanones in alkaline aprotic solvents. This method features excellent yields, short reaction time (15 min) and high functional group compatibility, making it an efficient and practical approach for the synthesis of 2-aroylbenzofuran-3-ols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1909-1913
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • 2-aroylbenzofuran-3-ols; cyclization; Dieckmann reaction; microwave irradiation


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