Unsaturated sulfoxides in organic synthesis: A new general furan synthesis

Wing Hong CHAN*, Albert W M LEE, Eddy T.T. Chan

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Furans have been efficiently synthesised by a three-step reaction sequence. Michael addition of keto esters to alkenyl sulfoxides followed by Pummerer rearrangement afforded the cyclic intermediates 11 in good yield. Treatment of the latter with 2-chloroperoxybenzoic acid led by oxidation and syn-elimination of the corresponding sulfoxide, to substituted furans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-946
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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