2,5-Disubstituted furans from 1,4-alkynediols

S J Pridmore, P A Slatford, J M J Williams

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Abstract

1-4-Alkynediols serve as readily available starting materials for isomerisation to 1,4-diketones, which can be converted in situ into the corresponding furans by acid-catalysed dehydration. A range of 2,5-disubstituted furans was prepared using the ruthenium-based catalyst Ru(PPh3)(3)(CO)H-2 with Xantphos at 1 mol % loading. (C) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5111-5114
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume48
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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