Oxidative ring opening of 2,5-diarylfurans by Selectfluor®

Stephen J. Blank, Chad E. Stephens

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Attempted fluorination of some 2,5-diarylfurans with the N-F reagent Selectfluor® has led instead to oxidative ring opening of the furan ring to give the cis-enedione, along with traces of the trans isomer, in good isolated yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6849-6850
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 18 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluorination
  • Furan
  • Oxidative ring opening
  • Selectfluor
  • cis-Enedione

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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