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Review | Regular issue | Vol 78, No. 8, 2009, pp.1917-1954
Published online, 2nd April, 2009
DOI: 10.3987/REV-09-654
The Chemistry of 2H-Cyclohepta[b]furan-2-one: Synthesis, Transformation and Spectral Properties

Noboru Morita,* Kozo Toyota, and Shunji Ito

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


Overview of data, obtained in the last 60 years, concerning the synthetic methodology for 2H-cyclohepta[b]furan-2-one, their reactivity and mechanistic aspects, the synthetic potential for the extended π-electronic systems, and their spectral properties, are described.