A new route to 3-acyl-2-aminobenzofurans: Palladium-catalysed cycloisomerisation of 2-(cyanomethyl)phenyl esters

Masahito Murai, Koji Miki, Kouichi Ohe

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Treatment of 2-(cyanomethyl)phenyl esters with a catalytic amount of Pd(OAc)2, PCy3, and Zn afforded 3-acyl-2-aminobenzofuran derivatives in good to excellent yields, which can be used as building blocks for the synthesis of benzofuran fused heterocycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3466-3468
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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