Hypervalent Iodine Mediated Oxidative Cyclization of o-Hydroxystilbenes into Benzo- and Naphthofurans
Fateh V. Singh, Thomas Wirth*
*School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK, Email: wirthcf.ac.uk
F. V. Singh, T. Wirth, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 1171-1177.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290588 (free Supporting Information)
A convenient metal-free cyclization of ortho-hydroxystilbenes into 2-arylbenzofurans and 2-arylnaphthofurans is mediated by hypervalent iodine reagents. Using stoichiometric (diacetoxyiodo)benzene in acetonitrile, desired products can be isolated in good yields.
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