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Synthesis of Benzo[b]furans via CuI-Catalyzed Ring Closure

Cheng-yi Chen* and Peter G. Dormer

Department of Process Research, Merck & Co., Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Rahway, New Jersey 07065, Email: cheng_chenmerck.com

C.-Y. Chen, P. G. Dormer, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 6964-6967.

DOI: 10.1021/jo050788+ (free Supporting Information)


Abstract

An efficient CuI-catalyzed ring closure of 2-haloaromatic ketones gives a wide variety of benzo[b]furans.

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Key Words

Benzo[b]furans


ID: J42-Y2005-1230