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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 53, No. 6, 2000, pp.1329-1336
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-00-8891
[2+2] Photocycloaddition Reaction of 5-Phenyl-1H -furan-2,3-dione to Phenylethylene

Yoshie Horiguchi, Toshiaki Saitoh, Nobuyuki Koseki, Hideki Suzuki, Jun Toda, and Takehiro Sano*

*Showa Pharmaceutical University, 3-3165, Higashi-tamagawagakuen, Machida, Tokyo 194-8543, Japan


The photocycloaddition reaction of 5-phenylfuran-2,3-dione (1) to phenylethylene proceeded in a [2+2] manner with regio- and stereoselectivities to give 2-oxabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-3,4-diones with 7-endo-phenyl as a major adduct (3) and 7-exo-phenyl stereochemistries as a minor one (4). The reaction demonstrated that dioxofuran is a useful synthon for synthesis of substituted cyclobutane derivatives.