A convenient transformation of furfural and derivatives into arene compounds is described in this research article.
Petrochemicals from corncobs!
See http://j.mp/18fZ9R2: This represents a cost effective and to some extent an environmentally friendly way toward polysubstituted arenes such as isoindolinones, moieties founds in various biologically active compounds.
- Alternative to substituted benzenic rings
- Biological active molecules
- Renewable chemistry
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