Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Cover image for Vol. 358 Issue 14

Editor: Joe P. Richmond, Chairman of the Editorial Board: Eric N. Jacobsen

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Online ISSN: 1615-4169

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

358_14/2016Front Cover Picture: Expedient Synthesis of Substituted Benzoheterocycles using 2-Butoxy-2,3-dihydrofurans as [4+2] Benzannulation Reagents (Adv. Synth. Catal. 14/2016)

The front cover picture, provided by Yanlong Gu and co-workers, describes a class of versatile benzannulation reagents, 2-alkoxy-2,3-dihydrofurans that can be obtained from readily available substrates through a simple synthetic operation. Indoles, carbazoles, naphthalenes, benzofurans, and benzothiophenes can be synthesized via the [4+2] annulation of 2-butoxy-2,3-dihydrofuran with various electron-rich heterocycles or arenes in the presence of Lewis acid or Brønsted acid catalysts. Details can be found in the communication on pages 2260–2266 (C. Liu, W. Huang, M. Wang, B. Pan, Y. Gu, Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2016, 358, 2260–2266; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201600185).

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