A simple and practical synthesis of methyl benzo[b]furan-3-carboxylates

Ferdinand S. Melkonyan*, Nikita E. Golantsov, Alexander V. Karchava

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A simple and practical two-step procedure for the preparation of 2-unsubstituted l-benzo[b]furan-3-carboxylic acid methyl esters is described. The procedure uses the copper-catalyzed intramolecular C-O bond formation and provides an efficient route to the title compounds in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2973-2980
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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