Amberlyst-15-Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of 2-Aryltetrahydrofurans from Tetrahydrofuran

Gunduz H., Kumbaraci V., Talinli N.

SYNLETT, no.17, pp.2473-2476, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0032-1317195
  • Journal Name: SYNLETT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2473-2476
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A simple one-step route for the conversion of naphthols and phenols with tetrahydrofuran into corresponding 2-aryltetrahydrofurans using Amberlyst-15 as a catalyst is reported. This is the first example of the acid-mediated formation and rearrangement reactions of tetrahydrofuranyl ethers prepared from the tetrahydrofuran and aromatic/aliphatic hydroxy compounds.