Synlett 1989; 1989(1): 30-32
DOI: 10.1055/s-1989-34698
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The Diels-Alder Reaction of 2-Ethenyl-1,4-Benzodioxin: A New and Simple Synthesis of Bisaryl Ethers

Thomas V. Lee* , Alistair J. Leigh, Christopher B. Chapleo
  • *Department of Organic Chemistry, The University, Bristol BS8 1TS, England
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26 February 2002 (online)

2-Ethenyl-1,4-benzodioxin undergoes a facile cycloaddition with a variety of dienophiles to give access to potentially valuable tricyclic systems. Additionally, the new products can be used as the basis for a novel short synthesis of often inaccessible 2-hydroxy-substituted bisaryl ethers by ring opening of the benzodioxin nucleus.