Hypervalent Iodine(III)-Catalyzed Synthesis of 2-Arylbenzofurans
Fateh V. Singh*, Saeesh R. Mangaonkar
*Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Science, VIT Institute, Chennai Campus, Chennai-60017, Tamil Nadu, India, Email: Fatehveer.singhvit.ac.in
F. V. Singh, S. R. Mangaonkar, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 4940-4948.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610650 (free Supporting Information)
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An iodine(III)-catalyzed oxidative cyclization of 2-hydroxystilbenes using 10 mol% (diacetoxyiodo)benzene [PhI(OAc)2] as catalyst in the presence of m-chloroperbenzoic acid provides 2-arylbenzofurans in good to excellent yields.
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