Chemoselective intramolecular wittig reactions for the synthesis of oxazoles and benzofurans

Yu Shiou Fan, Utpal Das, Ming Yu Hsiao, Meng Hsien Liu, Wenwei Lin

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A chemoselective approach was developed for the synthesis of highly functionalized oxazoles and benzofurans using an intramolecular Wittig reaction as the key step. By choosing proper trapping reagent or method of addition of reagents, chemoselectivity can be controlled toward either oxazole or benzofuran derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11567-11582
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 5


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  • Organic Chemistry

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