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An efficient and simnple strategy has been developed for the synthesis of 2,3-diarylnaphthofurans using sequential hydroarylation of naphthols and alkynes in the presence of In(OTf)3 under microwave irradiation followed by one-pot Heck-oxyarylation of generated 1-substituted-a-hydroxy styrenes.
Rao, V.K., & Shelke, G.M., & Tiwari, R., & Parang, K., & Kumar, A. (2013). A Simple and Efficient Synthesis of 2,3-Diarylnaphthofurans Using Sequential Hydroarylation/Heck Oxyarylation. Organic Letters 15 (9), 2190-2193. doi: 10.1021/ol400738r
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ol400738r