(Chemical Equation Presented) A novel method for synthesizing 4-acetoxy-2-amino-3-arylbenzofurans (4) from 1-aryl-2-nitroethylenes (1) and cyclohexane-1,3-diones (2) is described. The method features one-pot operation of a solution of 1 and 2 in THF with catalytic Et3N (rt, 12 h) followed with Ac2O, Et3N, and DMAP (rt, 5 h), although the process consists of 13 elementary reactions.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry