Novel preparation of tetrasubstituted furans, starting from the Michael acceptors, tributylphosphine, and acyl chlorides, is realized. A broad range of highly functional furans can be efficiently generated in one step at room temperature within 10 min to 21 h in moderate to high yields (60-99%). The reaction was proposed to proceed via intramolecular Wittig-type reactions, using phosphorus ylides as intermediates.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry