Reactivity of dearomatised furans synthesised via the decarboxylative Claisen rearrangement

Jason E. Camp, Donald Craig

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The decarboxylative Claisen rearrangement (dCr) reaction of 1-(furan-2-yl)ethyl 2-tosylacetate afforded 2-ethylidene-3-(tosylmethyl)-2,3-dihydrofuran. Reaction of the dearomatised heterocycle with a variety of electrophiles gave addition products with excellent syn-diastereoselectivity. The furanol adducts were then utilised as functionalised scaffolds for a series of subsequent transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3503-3508
Number of pages6
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number26
Early online date18 Mar 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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