The palladium-catalyzed benzylic-like nucleophilic substitution of benzofuran-2-ylmethyl acetate with N, S, O and C soft nucleophiles has been investigated. The success of the reaction is dramatically influenced by the choice of catalytic system: with nitrogen based nucleophiles the reaction works well with Pd2(dba)3/ dppf, while with sulfur, oxygen and carbo-nucleophiles [Pd(h3-C3H5)Cl]2/XPhos is more efficient. The regiochemical outcome shows that the nucleophilic substitution occurs only on the benzylic position of the h3-(benzofuryl)methyl complex. The high to excellent yields and the simplicity of the experimental procedure make this protocol a versatile synthetic tool for the preparation of 2-substituted benzo[b]furans.
|Titolo:||Palladium-catalyzed Tsuji–Trost-type reaction of benzofuran-2-ylmethyl acetates with nucleophiles|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|