A new method for the preparation of enantiopure 2,2-disubstituted 2,3-dihydro-benzofuran-3-ols is described. A short synthesis is designed for obtaining various 2,2-disubstitued benzofuran-3-ols as racemic mixtures of the two possible syn and anti diastereoisomers, which can be separated after silylation. The major racemic anti isomers were transesterified using (R)-pentolactone, allowing separation of the pure enantiomers.
Volume 135, 2023
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