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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 41, No. 2, 1995, pp.219-223
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-94-6937
Unexpected Iodine Catalyzed Cyclization for Synthesis of 2,2-Dialkyl-2,3-dihydrobenzofurans

Kyoung Mahn Kim and Eung K. Ryu*

*Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, P. O. Box 107, Yusong, Taejon 305-606, Korea


2-(β-Methylallyl)phenol and 2-isobutenylphenol derivatives were easily cyclized to 2,2-dimethyl-2,3-dihydrobenzofurans in the presence of a catalytic amount of iodine without any formation of iodinated products.