Synthesis 2006(10): 1711-1714  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-926454
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A Convenient Method of Synthesizing 3-Ethoxycarbonylbenzofurans from Salicylaldehydes and Ethyl Diazoacetate

Matthew E. Dudley, M. Monzur Morshed, M. Mahmun Hossain*
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
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Publication History

Received 11 April 2006
Publication Date:
27 April 2006 (online)


We have developed a convenient one-pot procedure for the synthesis of 3-ethoxycarbonylbenzofurans from commercially available salicylaldehydes and ethyl diazoacetate. The method is high-yielding, efficient, simple and selective.


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