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Molecules 2015, 20(7), 12558-12575;

Synthesis of Oxygen Heterocycles via Aromatic C-O Bond Formation Using Arynes

School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences, 1-3-6, Minatojima, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-8530, Japan
Academic Editor: Hiroto Yoshida
Received: 17 June 2015 / Revised: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 8 July 2015 / Published: 9 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Development and Application of Aryne Chemistry in Organic Synthesis)
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Most of the synthetic approaches to the benzo-fused heterocycles containing an oxygen atom have involved the use of phenol derivatives as a starting material. This review highlights the new synthetic approaches involving the aromatic C-O bond-forming process using arynes. The insertion of arynes into the C=O bond gives the unstable intermediates, [2 + 2] cycloaddition-type adducts, which can be easily converted into a variety of oxygen atom-containing heterocycles in a single operation. In this review, the syntheses of oxygen heterocycles, such as coumarin, chromene, xanthene, dihydrobenzofuran and benzofuran derivatives, via the insertion of arynes into the C=O bond of aldehydes or formamides are summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: oxygen heterocycles; arynes; synthesis; multi-component reaction oxygen heterocycles; arynes; synthesis; multi-component reaction

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Miyabe, H. Synthesis of Oxygen Heterocycles via Aromatic C-O Bond Formation Using Arynes. Molecules 2015, 20, 12558-12575.

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