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Cycloisomerization of Bifunctionalized Allenes: Synthesis of 3(2H)-Furanones in Water

Manojkumar Poonoth and Norbert Krause*

*Organic Chemistry, Dortmund University of Technology, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 6, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany, Email:

M. Poonoth, N. Krause, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 1934-1936.

DOI: 10.1021/jo102416e

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A simple protocol for the efficient synthesis of 3(2H)-furanones by cycloisomerization of allenic hydroxyketones is achieved in water and in the absence of any expensive metal catalysts.

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Key Words

3(2H)-Furanones, Green Chemistry

ID: J42-Y2011-0800