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Copper-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation of α-(1-Hydroxy-1-alkyl- and -aryl)methylallenoates by a 5-Endo Mode for Preparation of 2-Alkyl- and 2-Aryl-2,5-dihydrofurans
- Kim, Sanghyuck, Lee, Phil Ho
- Journal of organic chemistry 2012 v.77 no.1 pp. 215-220
- catalysts, copper, furans, organic chemistry, synthesis
- Ethyl α-(1-hydroxy-1-alkyl)methylallenoates and α-(1-hydroxy-1-aryl)methylallenoates containing not only electron-donating groups but also an electron-withdrawing group on the aryl group at the α-position have been shown to undergo an efficient and selective copper-catalyzed intramolecular hydroalkoxylation to give functionalized 3-ethoxycarbonyl-2-alkyl- and -aryl-2,5-dihydrofurans in good to excellent yields through a 5-endo mode.