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Review | Regular issue | Vol 94, No. 3, 2017, pp.389-440
Published online, 21st March, 2017
DOI: 10.3987/REV-16-852
Chemical Reactions of Furochromones, Visnagin and Khellin

Magdy A. Ibrahim, Al Shimaa Badran,* Nasser M. El-Gohary, and Noura A. Abdel-fatah

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy, 11711, Cairo, Egypt


This review represents the chemical reactivity of the natural products visnagin and khellin towards various chemical reactions, as well as summarizes the chemical behavior of some related compounds obtained from the rupture of the furan and γ-pyrone rings. In addition, the chemical reactivity of 6-formylnorvisnagin and 6-formylnorkhellin was summarized towards a variety of nucleophilic reagents.