Synthesis and cycloadditions of 9H-furo[3,4-b][1]benzo(thio)pyran-9-ones: Furan ring formation by a novel hydrolytically induced cycloreversion

G. Elena Daia, Christopher D. Gabbutt, John D. Hepworth, B. Mark Heron, David E. Hibbs, Michael B. Hursthouse

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C-2 lithiation of acetals 2 followed by trapping with aldehydes gives 3. Subsequent unmasking of the acetal function provides furobenzo(thio)pyrans 4, cycloadditions of which have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4507-4510
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


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