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Communication | Special issue | Vol 37, No. 2, 1994, pp.743-746
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-93-S116
Direct Regioselective Formation of Polysubstituted Tetrahydrofurans from Unprotected Polyols

Hiromichi Fujioka, Hidetoshi Kitagawa, Michinori Kondo, and Yasuyuki Kita*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 1-6 Yamadaoka, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan


The reaction of unprotected polyols (tetraols, pentitol and hexitol) with trimethyl orthobenzoate in CH2Cl2-MeOH afforded polysubstituted tetrahydrofurans in a one-pot synthesis.