Synthesis 1987; 1987(1): 51-53
DOI: 10.1055/s-1987-27840
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Cross-Coupling Reactions for the Preparation of 2-Arylfurans, 2-Benzylfuran and 2-Cinnamylfuran

Andrew Pelter* , Martin Rowlands, Gillian Clements
  • *Department of Chemistry, University College of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, U.K.
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Publication Date:
20 August 2002 (online)

Pd[0] catalysed coupling between organyl bromides and either 2-lithofuran or 2-furylzinc chloride are described. Arylation by a wide variety of aromatic bromides can be carried out in high yields and on a large scale. Benzylation and cinnamylation are also successful.