Gold catalysed synthesis of 3-alkoxyfurans at room temperature

Matthew N. Pennell, Robert W. Foster, Peter G. Turner, Helen C. Hailes, Christopher J. Tame, Tom D. Sheppard
2014 Chemical Communications  
3-Alkoxyfurans can be readily prepared from aldehydes via a gold-catalysed cyclisation of propargylic alcohols bearing an acetal unit.
doi:10.1039/c3cc48290a pmid:24346257 fatcat:ktpmf4kcjfeh3l5kamcbahu56e