Palladium-catalyzed tandem C-H functionalization/cyclization strategy for the synthesis of 5-hydroxybenzofuran derivatives

Sachin S. Ichake, Ashok Konala, Veerababurao Kavala, Chun Wei Kuo, Ching Fa Yao

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A palladium-catalyzed benzoquinone C-H functionalization/ cyclization strategy with terminal alkynes was employed for the synthesis of some biologically relevant 2, 3-disubstituted 5-hydroxybenzofuran derivatives. The benzoquinone acts as a reactant as well as an oxidant. During the process, an additional alkyne functionality can be introduced at the C3 position of the benzofuran. Base, ligand, and external oxidant are not required in this protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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