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A Convenient Method of Synthesizing 3-Ethoxycarbonylbenzofurans from Salicylaldehydes and Ethyl Diazoacetate

Matthew E. Dudley, M. Monzur Morshed, M. Mahmun Hossain*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA, Email:

M. E. Dudley, M. M. Morshed, M. M. Hossain, Synthesis, 2006, 1711-1714.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-926454


A convenient high-yielding, efficient, selective and simple one-pot procedure for the synthesis of 3-ethoxycarbonylbenzofurans from commercially available salicylaldehydes and ethyl diazoacetate has been developed.

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Key Words

benzofurans, salicylaldehyde, ethyl diazoacetate

ID: J66-Y2006-1410