Facile synthesis of 3,4-dihalofurans via electrophilic iodocyclization

Fan Yang, Tienan Jin, Ming Bao, Yoshinori Yamamoto

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A facile, efficient, and general synthetic method for 3,4-dihalofurans has been developed via the electrophilic iodocyclization of various 4-hydroxy-2-but-2-yn-1-ones. The use of MeOH as a solvent is crucial for the efficient chemoselective synthesis of the corresponding 3,4-dihalofurans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4541-4543
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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