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Indium(III)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzo[b]furans by Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation of ortho-Alkynylphenols: Scope and Mechanistic Insights

Lorena Alonso-Marañón , M. Montserrat Martínez , Luis A. Sarandeses, Enrique Gómez-Bengoa* and José Pérez Sestelo*

*Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, 20009 Donostia-San Sebastián; Universidade da Coruña, E-15071 A Coruña, Spain, Email:,

L. Alonso-Marañón , M. M. Martínez , L. A. Sarandeses, E. Gómez-Bengoa, J. P. Sestelo, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 7970-7980.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00829 (free Supporting Information)

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Indium(III) halides catalyze the hydroalkoxylation reaction of ortho-alkynylphenols to afford benzo[b]furans in good yields.

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