As a means to make new benzofuran-embedded polycyclic structures, we established two efficient one-pot sequential coupling routes to 2-amino-3-arylbenzofurans and 2-amino-3-arylnaphtho[2,1-b]furans. Further ring formation (six- and seven-membered rings) with the resulting amine moiety at the C2 position of benzofurans was realized, leading to further expansion of benzofuran-based chemical space.
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We thank the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2018R1A6A1A03023718 and NRF-2020R1A2C2005961) for generous financial support.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry