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Review | Regular issue | Vol 89, No. 9, 2014, pp.2029-2052
Published online, 25th June, 2014
DOI: 10.3987/REV-14-798
Synthetic Routes towards Benzofuro[2,3-b]pyrroles and Benzofuro[2,3-b]indoles

Yuta Ito, Masafumi Ueda,* and Okiko Miyata*

*Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Kobe Pharmaceutical University, 4-19-1, Motoyamakitamachi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8558, Japan


This review provides a summary of the synthetic methods currently available for the construction of benzofuro[2,3-b]pyrroles and benzofuro[2,3-b]indoles. The latter of these two scaffolds features as a key structural element in characteristic bioactive natural products.